While it may just be Week 3 of a 16-game season, Monday night feels like a 'must-win' for the winless Redskins. After all, they dropped consecutive divisional games to open the season, and really cannot afford to drop to 0-3 if they have any hope of playing football in January.
The schedule has played the Burgundy and Gold no favors. After starting off the season with two contests against teams expected to be Super Bowl contenders, things don't get much easier for the Redskins in Week 3. The Chicago Bears, who finished last season 12-4, come to town for a primetime Monday Night Football matchup.
Injuries have plagued Washington through the first two games of 2019. Tight end Jordan Reed, arguably the team's most prolific offensive weapon, remains in the concussion protocol. Defensively, cornerbacks Quinton Dunbar and Fabian Moreau are both nursing injuries. Jonathan Allen, the team's best defensive lineman, is questionable with a knee injury.
The Redskins have won seven straight contests against Chicago, dating back to 2004. But Washington will also be playing under the lights on Monday, which is without question their least favorite day to play on.
The Redskins lead the all-time series, 26-23-1.
Here's everything you need to know.
REDSKINS vs. BEARS WEEK 3
Who: Washington Redskins (0-2) vs. Chicago Bears (1-1)
What: Game 3 of the 2019 NFL regular season
When: Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, 8:15 p.m. ET
Where: FedexField, Landover, Maryland
TV Channel: ESPN
Radio: Redskins Radio Network, ESPN Radio
Point Spread: Bears, -4
Weather: 85 degrees, partly cloudy
REDSKINS vs. BEARS TV SCHEDULE:
5:00 PM: Redskins 100
5:30 PM: Redskins Nation
6:00 PM: The Daily Line
7:00 PM: Redskins Kickoff Live
11:30 PM: Redskins Postgame Live
REDSKINS 2019 SEASON SCHEDULE:
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 8, Redskins at Eagles (32-27, L)
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 15, Cowboys at Redskins (31-21, L)
Week 3: Monday, Sept. 23, Bears at Redskins, 8:15 p.m.
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 29, Redskins at Giants, 1 p.m.
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 6, Patriots at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 13, Redskins at Dolphins, 1 p.m.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 20, 49ers at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 8: Thursday, Oct. 24, Redskins at Vikings, 8:20 p.m.
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 3, Redskins at Bills, 1 p.m.
Week 10: BYE
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 17, Jets at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 24, Lions at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 1, Redskins at Panthers, 1 p.m.
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 8, Redskins at Packers, 1 p.m.
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 15, Eagles at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 22, Giants at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 29, Redskins at Cowboys, 1 p.m.
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