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Redskins Recap: Bears Drop a Grizzly Performance

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Warning: Chicago Bears Will Not Attack.
Warning: Chicago Bears Will Not Attack.

I'm still trying to articulate what the hell happened in this game. The Redskins came out as flat as I can ever remember offensively (despite consistently amazing field position). The first 7 drives for the Skins went as follows:

1- Hicks holding penalty kills drive. Punt.
2- Armstrong and Cooley both have key drops. Punt.
3- McNabb pick-6.
4- Briggs gets knocked out of game. TD pass to Moss.
5- Nice catch by Armstrong to set up a Gano FG.
6- 3 and out.
7- 3 and out.  
8- 3 and out.

And then the second half started. Fumbles, picks, the only missing was a Chicago Bear ride across the field on a unicycle and helicopter hat. It was very clear who the key contributors were on this defense. Hall aside, Haynesworth played to his Pro-Bowl form. Despite McNabb's porous 56.8 QB rating (only 2 better than Cutler), he still is easily the leader on this team. Is there any doubt Mike Martz's career as a coach is likely over?

Full stats after the jump...more to come.


  WSH CHI
1st Downs 13 19
Passing 1st downs 9 14
Rushing 1st downs 4 4
1st downs from Penalties 0 1
3rd down efficiency 2-13 2-10
4th down efficiency 0-0 0-0
Total Plays 62 60
Total Yards 308 322
Passing 187 256
Comp-Att 17-32 26-40
Yards per pass 5.8 6.4
Rushing 121 66
Rushing Attempts 28 16
Yards per rush 4.3 4.1
Red Zone (Made-Att) 0-1 1-3
Penalties 7-48 6-51
Turnovers 3 6
Fumbles lost 1 2
Interceptions thrown 2 4
Defensive / Special Teams TDs 1 1
Possession 29:12 30:48