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Redskins vs. Bears Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, video, analysis

Redskins vs. Bears Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, video, analysis

The Redskins head to Chicago in Week 16 to take on the Bears in a game that could make or break their season.

The Redskins (7-6-1) must win their final two games of the season in order to have a shot at securing the final Wild Card spot in the NFC after falling to the Panthers just a few days ago on Monday night.

They take  on the Bears (3-11) a team with little to play for other than spoiling the Redskins' playoff hopes. 


The Redskins will reportedly be without Jordan Reed, who re-injured his shoulder before being ejected on Monday night.

While Reed can be the ultimate X-Factor, his lingering shoulder injury has limited what he has been able to do, both as a playmaker and a decoy in the past two weeks. If the final inactive list confirms earlier reports, it will be up to Vernon Davis carry the load as the top tight end, something he has been more than successful at this season.

The Week 16 Redskins vs. Bears game kicks off at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX. But before the game begins be sure to tune into Redskins Kickoff at 12:00 p.m. ET on CSN!



3:51 p.m.: Even DHall's got jokes. 

3:44 p.m.: Everybody gets an interception! Josh Norman gets his second pick of the day, and Barkley has now thrown five on the day. 

3:34 p.m.: The Redskins turn their latest interception into a field goal, and are now up 34-14 early in the fourth quarter. 

3:32 p.m.: Not bad company to join. 

3:30 p.m.: Matt Barkley throws his FOURTH interception of the day, this time to Will Blackmon. Defense is getting healthy against the Bears offense. 

3:29 p.m.: Somehow, this was not a first down. 


3:15 p.m.: Cousins scores on his second rushing touchdown of the day, this time on a quarterback sneak. It's now 31-14 Redskins late in the third quarter. 

3:14 p.m.: Jackson diagnosed with a jaw injury and is questionable to return.

3:07 p.m.: Oh no, DeSean Jackson down after the Redskisn convert a key third down. Stay tuned. 

2:54 p.m.: Bashaud Breeland is questionable to return with an ankle injury. 

Scoring drives:  

First quarter           

Thompson 7 run (Hopkins kick)

Drive: 8 plays, 65 yards, 3:35

Drive summary: The Redskins got moving on their second possession with Rob Kelly runs of five and eight yards and then Kirk Cousins passes to Pierre Garçon for 16 and DeSean Jackson for 21 got a first down in the red zone at the Chicago 15. On third and two at the seven Chris Thompson popped up the middle and into the end zone for the score.

Redskins 7, Bears 0 7:43


Thompson 17 pass from Cousins (Hopkins kick)

Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards, 2:25

Drive summary: The Redskins got started with a Cousins pass over the middle to Jackson. The receiver tucked in and raced for 57 yards to the Chicago 18. On third and nine at the 17 Cousins flipped a screen pass to Thompson and he followed his blocking and ran into the end zone.

Redskins 14, Bears 0 0:57


Second quarter      

FG Hopkins 29

Drive: 9 plays, 88 yards. 4:40

Drive summary: The Redskins started in a hole at their own one yard line after a Bashaud Breeland interception but they got out of it quickly with a pass from Cousins to Garçon for 45 yards. A few plays later on third and one Cousins went deep to Garçon for 46 yards to the Chicago 16. On third and seven, Cousins’ pass to Jackson was short of the sticks and Hopkins came in to extend the Redskins’ lead.

Redskins 17, Bears 0 10:07


Langford 1 run (Barth kick)

Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:47

Drive summary: The Bears converted a third and seven with a nine-yard pass from Barkley to Alshon Jeffery to start the drive. On the next play Jordan Howard ran for 13 yards and then 15 more were tacked on for a horse collar tackle. That got the Bears a first down in Redskins territory at the 35. On third and eight at the 33 Barkley fired to Cameron Meredith over the middle for 32 yards to the one. On the next play Jeremy Langford powered up the middle for the touchdown.

Redskins 17, Bears 7  6:20


Cousins 9 run (Hopkins kick)

Drive: 9 plays, 91 yards, 4:39

Drive summary: The Redskins got a couple of third and long conversions of their own to jump-start this drive. On third and 10 from the nine, Cousins went over the middle to Jackson for 29 yards. A few plays later on third and 11 Jackson drew a pass interference flag that move the ball into Bears territory at the 35. Two Kelley runs gained a total of 11 yards for another first down. Then Kelley found room up the middle for 15 yards for a first and goal at the nine. On the next play Cousins ran a read option around right end for the touchdown.

Redskins 24, Bears 7


Meredith 21 pass from Barkley (Barth kick)

Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 1:07

Drive summary: The Bears got a quick drive after getting possession in the last two minutes. Barkley went deep to Jeffery for 37 yards to the Redskins 21. On the next play Barkley found Meredith open in the corner of the end zone for the touchdown.

Redskins 24, Bears 14 0:34



2:31 p.m.: And it's a 10 point game again. Bears respond by driving down and scoring another touchdown. It's 24-14 Redskins now. 

2:24 p.m.: Kirk "Wheels" Cousins! He turns the corner on a zone-read keeper and runs it in from nine yards out. It's 24-7 with 1:41 left in the first half. 

2:21 p.m.: Uh oh. Rob Kelley is down after a first down run late in the first half. Stay tuned. 

2:07 p.m.: Bears come back with a touchdown drive to get on the board thanks to a one-yard run by Jeremy Langford. It's 17-7 Skins. 

1:58 p.m.: Redskins tack on a field to extend the lead to 17-0 midway through the second quarter. 

1:51 p.m.: Bashaud Breeland makes history. 


1:42 p.m.: Scoreboard watch - the Packers are up 14-3 over the Vikings. The Redskins need Green Bay and Tampa Bay each lose at least once for them to control their destiny. 

1:41 p.m: Chris Thompson 14, Bears 0. The Redskins' running back scores again on a third down screen pass, extending Washington's lead to two scores late in the first quarter. 

1:20 p.m.: That'll do, DeSean. That'll do. 

1:18 p.m.: And the Redskins strike first! They march 65 yards on 8 plays, capping it off with a Chris Thompson touchdown run. It's 7-0 Washington early in the first quarter.

1:09 p.m.: Nice little smacktalk between the two teams on social media as this one gets underway. 


12:55 p.m.: Plenty of good seats still available.

12:40 p.m.: Meanwhile, everyone in our Redskins Kickoff studio is completely fixated on Chick Hernandez's interview/monologue. 

12:30 p.m.: Kirk Cousins is out here providing lifelong memories for fans. 

12:15 p.m.: Will Compton's status for today was up in the air for much of the week. He's out on the field and is ready to go, but  he is wearing a rather zieable knee brace.

12:00 p.m.: It's time to head over to CSN to join Brian Mitchell, Trevor Matich and Chick Hernandez on Redskins Kickoff right now.

11:30 a.m.: In somewhat related news: Rashad Ross, who was waived by the Redskins on Thursday, just signed with a new team, one very familiar with the Bears AND Redskins.

11:20 a.m.: The official inactive list is here and Jordan Reed is on it, which is not good news. Luckily, Vernon Davis has done a solid job in relief this season. 

11:10 a.m.: Y'all ready? The Showstopper is.

11:00 am: Happy holidays, folks and welcome to CSN Mid-Atlantic's live coverage of the Week 16 matchup between the Redskins and Bears. As always, I am your esteemed host, Troy Machir. Be sure to follow me on Twitter. It's the holiday season. Just do it. 

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Redskins schedule preview: Weeks 13 and 17 vs. Eagles

Redskins schedule preview: Weeks 13 and 17 vs. Eagles

We’re previewing every game of the 2018 season with a look forward and a look back. Up today, it’s the two games against the Eagles. 

Week 13 December 3 (Monday night), Lincoln Financial Field

Week 17, December 30, FedEx Field

2017 Eagles: 13-3, First in NFC East, Super Bowl champions 

Projected 2018 wins per Westgate SuperBook: 10.5

Early line: Week 13, Redskins +7.5; No lines established for Week 17

Key additions: DE Michael Bennett, WR Mike Wallace

Key losses: DE Vinny Curry, WR Torrey Smith, RB LeGarrette Blount, DT Beau Allen

Notable: Quarterback Carson Wentz is aiming to be ready for Week 1 after suffering a torn ACL late in the season.  

Biggest questions: 

  • If Wentz isn’t ready, the Eagles have Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles ready. Is the real Foles the one who has been a journeyman or the one who starred in the playoffs? And will Wentz continue the freewheeling style that helped make him successful after the injury?
  • After winning Philadelphia its first Super Bowl, will the Eagles suffer from a hangover? 

Series history

The Redskins lead the all-time series 82-75-6; the Eagles won both meetings last year after Washington had won five straight. 

Series notables

The first time: October 10, 1937, Griffith Stadium — With the Redskins trailing 7-0, rookie Sammy Baugh twice led the Redskins deep into Eagle territory. Washington couldn’t push it across the goal line either time, though, and Philly got out with a 14-0 win.

The last time: October 23, 2017, Lincoln Financial Field — The Redskins took a 10-3 lead midway through the second quarter, but Wentz and the Eagles took over after that, scoring 21 unanswered points. The Redskins got it back within a touchdown and on a third and eight play early in the fourth quarter, it looked like they had Wentz sacked. However, he scrambled out of trouble and ran for the first down. That drive ended with a touchdown pass and Philly went on to win 34-24.

The best time: January 5, 1991, Veterans Stadium — After getting pummeled by the Eagles in the Body Bag Game (see “The worst time” below), the Redskins qualified for the playoffs and got their shot at revenge. The seedings called for the Redskins to return to the scene of the crime, Veterans Stadium, for a first-round playoff contest.

A near turnover that wasn't was the game's turning point. The Redskins had taken a 7-6 lead and were driving for more when the ball popped loose from Earnest Byner's grasp when he was tackled at the Philadelphia six. CB Ben Smith scooped the ball up and ran 94 yards for an apparent TD. 

Fortunately for the Redskins, instant replay showed that the ground caused the fumble and the call was reversed, with the Redskins retaining possession. The reversal became a 10-point turnaround as Chip Lohmiller connected on a short FG and instead of a six-point deficit, the Redskins had a four-point lead. The Eagles' offense never could get untracked and the Redskins won 20-6.

The worst time: November 12, 1990, Veterans Stadium — As the Redskins went into 1990, the core players on the team, Art Monk, Joe Jacoby, Jeff Bostic, Charles Mann, Darrell Green, Don Warren, and Monte Coleman, were on or approaching the over the hill side of 30.  The team had gone from Super Bowl Champs in 1987 to a losing record in ’88 to out of the playoffs again in ’89. They were facing their last stand as they went into The Vet for a November Monday night game.

This one became known as "The Body Bag Game". Five Redskins had to be carted off of the field as Buddy Ryan's team knocked a total of nine out of the game, including both of the active QB's. The carnage induced one Eagle to yell, "Do you guys need any more body bags?'' as yet another injured Redskin was lying on the turf. The Eagles and Ryan taunted the Redskins after the game, a 28-14 Philadelphia win that was not nearly that close.

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Need to Know: Post-minicamp Redskins 53-man roster projection—Offense

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Need to Know: Post-minicamp Redskins 53-man roster projection—Offense

Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 18, 38 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp.  

Redskins 53-man roster projection—offense 

It may still be early to project the roster, but things are coming into focus after the round of practices in helmets and shorts. Here is my look at who I think will make it on offense; defense up tomorrow. 

Quarterbacks (2)
Alex Smith, Colt McCoy

I think that Kevin Hogan is very much on the bubble as the third quarterback. They got along with two QBs last year, and with Alex Smith having demonstrated great durability during his career, Hogan may well get bumped off. 

Running backs (4)
Derrius Guice, Chris Thompson, Samaje Perine, Rob Kelley

I’d say that this is 95 percent locked in. Maybe Kapri Bibbs or Byron Marshall can make a push for Kelley’s roster spot but his history with Jay Gruden will make it very hard for him to get knocked out. 

Wide receivers (6)
Josh Doctson, Paul Richardson, Jamison Crowder, Maurice Harris, Robert Davis, Trey Quinn

The first time I did this back in April I didn’t have Quinn on the roster. That was before he was a man among boys at rookie camp and a player who looks like he belongs when the veterans showed up. I don’t know if he’ll have the impact that many fans think he will, but he’s certainly going to get his chance. Brian Quick could steal a roster spot from Harris or Davis.

Tight ends (3)
Jordan Reed, Vernon Davis, Jeremy Sprinkle

The Redskins did not draft a tight end or sign one in free agency so there seems to be faith that Reed will be healthy. We’ve heard that before and it seems somewhat risky to leave Davis, who has Father Time nipping at his heels, and the inexperienced Sprinkle as the only two backups. They may try to make room for an undrafted rookie like Hudson Garrett.  

Offensive line (9)
Trent Williams, Shawn Lauvao, Chase Roullier, Brandon Scherff, Morgan Moses, Ty Nsekhe, Geron Christian, Tyler Catalina, Tony Bergstrom

I think that Gruden is probably happy with the starters here but the depth is shaky, especially in the interior. The key could be whether Christian is ready for prime time as the swing tackle. That could allow Nsekhe to fill in at guard. Bergstrom is fine as the backup center, although I wouldn’t want to have to count on him for more than a few games. 

Offensive players: 24
Rookies (3):
Guice, Christian, Quinn
New to the organization in 2018 (5): Rookies plus Smith, Richardson 
Not on 2017 Week 1 roster (11): Rookies plus new plus Harris (practice squad), R. Davis (practice squad) and Bergstrom (not on the team). 

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Days until:

—Training camp starts (7/26) 38
—Preseason opener @ Patriots (8/9) 52
—Roster cut to 53 (9/1) 75

The Redskins last played a game 167 days ago. They will open the 2018 NFL season at the Cardinals in 83 days. 

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