Chicago Bears : defensive recap against the Washington Redskins
By Jimmy Lynch
The Chicago Bears won a great game Monday night, something that will definitely boost the confidence of the team.
The Chicago Bears defense won them the game So let’s recap the Bears defense throughout their win Monday night against the Redskins.
First Half Recap Of The Defense
The Bears defense had their first pick-six of the season and had a few monster plays along the way. Last year the Bears defense was a monster, registering 5 pick sixes and being ranked number one in the NFL.
HaHa Clinton-Dix looked amazing on this play. Then the next drive Khalil Mack followed things up with another momentum changing sack.
The offense would go on to capitalize on a scoring opportunity generated by the Bears defense. Khalil Mack forced the fumble at the Redskins own 12-yard line. While Akiem Hicks would go on to recover the ball at the 11-yard line. When the Bears offensive got back out on the field they capitalized on the Bears great field positioning.
After a great return from the Redskins, the Bears defense wasted no time getting the ball back for the offense. Kyle Fuller had his second pick in two games.
The only issue with the first half for the Bears defense was the number of costly penalties they had. Khalil Mack had his fair share of flags. It was the defensive penalties that ultimately led to the Redskins field goal to end the half.
Second Half Recap Of The Defense
HaHa Clinton-Dix looked like a madman in the start of the second half, coming up with his second pick on the day. Clinton-Dix registered 60+ yards after the 2 interceptions, wow.
The rest of the 3rd quarter after the pick was mediocre. A screen by the Redskins went for a 30 yard gain. The Bears defense took a big step back in the second quarter, giving up a lot of first downs against a Washington offense with all the momentum.
Following a 46 yard drive for the Redskins with under 10 minutes on the clock in the game, Case Keenum tried to get a first down on fourth and one. However, the only issue with the play by Keenum is he believed he was on the goal line. So after jumping up to try to get the first down he didn’t hold onto the ball tight enough, next thing you know Danny Trevathan spikes the ball out of Keenum’s hands. Eddie Jackson jumped on the ball and helped push the Bears closer to a win. With under 10 minutes left on the clock, and the ball back with the Bears they were able to run the clock down to help end the game.
The Chicago Bears defense was amazing in the first half. Although they gave up some bad penalties they still managed to get the ball back for the offense, and registered their own touchdown for the team.
However, the second half was not as fun to watch for Bears fans. The defense needs to play a complete game if they want to beat the Vikings next week. In the meantime enjoy the win Chicago!