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A small sampling of opinions from sports Twitterati on the ugly, turnover-filled battle of attrition between the Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears:

@dcsportsbog: "This might actually be the worst football game I've ever seen." (Dan Steinberg, The Washington Post)

@sportsguy33: "I'm not kidding -- this Redskins-Bears game is so bad that I think it just gave Troy Aikman a concussion. Is that possible?" (Bill Simmons, ESPN)

@chrismottram: "This is the ugliest, most bizzare organized football game I've ever seen." (Chris Mottram, SB Nation)

@andyhutchins: "Every single Redskins-Bears play has me giggling. This is both the best and worst football game ever." (Andy Hutchins, SB Nation)

@FO_BBarnwell: "Electric football looks more like the real thing than Bears-Redskins." (Bill Barnwell, Football Outsiders)

@chaztopher: "The first time the Bears and Redskins played they ended in a 7-7 tie in 1932. Suffice it to say, that game featured better offense." (Me)

Think we're overreacting? Take a look for yourself: 



The final tally: nine turnovers (six for Chicago, three for Washington), six sacks, a combined 17 percent conversion rate on third downs, multiple delay-of-game penalties; ugh, it was brutal. It says something about the NFC when these two teams were leading their respective divisions two weeks ago and are threats to make the playoffs.

Cutler shone the dullest, throwing four interceptions to DeAngelo Hall(notes), none of which were caused by much more than the quarterback's own incompetence. On the bright side, Bears fans can be happy that he made it through the game without spiking himself.

Washington ended up winning the game 17-14, although the 'Skins didn't "win" as much as they "lost less." 

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