Bears Outdueled by Redskins, 45-41, in a Shootout

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Matt Forte had a big day but it wasn't enough to avoid a loss for the Bears against the Redskins, 45-41, in Landover.

Josh McCown went 14 out of 20 for 204 yards passing, one touchdown and no interceptions. Robert Griffin III completed 18 of 29 passes for 298 yards, two touchdowns and one pick for the Redskins.

Forte was a standout player for the Bears, rushing for 91 yards on 16 attempts with three scores in addition to two receptions for 18 yards. In the third quarter, he broke for a 50-yard sprint for a score. Alshon Jeffery was a top performer, snagging four passes for 105 yards.

The Chicago defense collapsed, giving up 290 yards passing and 209 rushing. They tackled Griffin III for a sack.

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed could not be contained, putting up 134 receiving yards and one touchdown. Running back Roy Helu Jr. also had a good game with 41 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

The Bears travel to Green Bay next week to meet the Packers (3-2) while the Redskins visit Denver to take on the Broncos (6-0).


Bears Passing Leaders

Grade

Name

Comp

Att

Yds

TDs

Int

B

83

J. McCown

14

20

197

1

0

-

-

J. Cutler

3

8

22

0

1


Redskins Passing Leaders

Grade

Name

Comp

Att

Yds

TDs

Int

A

97

R. Griffin II

18

29

290

2

1


Bears Rushing Leaders

Grade

Name

P

Att

Yds

YdsA

TDs

A+

100

M. Forte

RB

16

91

5.7

3

B

83

J. McCown

QB

4

33

8.3

0

A

92

A. Jeffery

WR

2

16

8.0

0


Redskins Rushing Leaders

Grade

Name

P

Att

Yds

YdsA

TDs

A-

91

A. Morris

RB

19

95

5.0

0

A

97

R. Griffin II

QB

11

84

7.6

0

A

92

R. Helu Jr.

RB

11

41

3.7

3


Bears Receiving Leaders

Grade

Name

P

Rec

Yds

YdsA

TDs

A

92

A. Jeffery

WR

4

105

26.3

0

B

83

B. Marshall

WR

6

75

12.5

0

D+

70

E. Bennett

WR

3

24

8.0

0


Redskins Receiving Leaders

Grade

Name

P

Rec

Yds

YdsA

TDs

A+

100

J. Reed

TE

9

134

14.9

1

B

87

A. Robinson

WR

2

75

37.5

1

C+

80

P. Garcon

WR

5

58

11.6

0


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