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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. 

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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!

REDSKINS VS. BEARS LIVE UPDATES:

FOURTH QUARTER

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. 

THIRD QUARTER

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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SECOND QUARTER: 

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. 

FIRST QUARTER: 

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. 

PREGAME:

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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If Luke Kuechly wants to coach, would Ron Rivera hire him for the Redskins?

If Luke Kuechly wants to coach, would Ron Rivera hire him for the Redskins?

One of the best linebackers of the last decade, Luke Kuechly retired from football this week in a move that stunned many. For years Kuechly has dealt with injuries, including multiple concussions, and decided his body could not withstand anymore life in the NFL. 

Or at least being on the field. 

A new NFL Network report suggested that Kuechly could be looking to stay in the game in a coaching or consulting role, and that it could happen this season. 

"I don’t think we’ve seen the last of Luke Kuechly in the NFL. As a player we have," Mike Garafolo said on Good Morning Football.

The natural question for Redskins fans becomes if Kuechly could land in Washington. New Redskins coach Ron Rivera was with the Panthers when the team drafted Kuechly ninth overall in 2012, and the duo worked closely together. It's been widely reported that Kuechly and Rivera have a strong relationship too. 

When Kuechly announced his retirement, Rivera took to Twitter to compare the linebacker to Hall of Famers Mike Singletary and Brian Urlacher. Rivera also said he "will remember Luke’s sense of humor, his leadership & 4 being a great teammate."

The Redskins recently announced their assistant coaches and linebackers coach Steve Russ worked with Kuechly for the past two seasons in Carolina. There is no assistant linebackers coach on the staff, but that's a role that could be created. There are few rules about assistant coaches in the NFL; for example, last season the Redskins employed an inside linebackers coach and an outside linebackers coach because they played a 3-4 system. This year the team will play the 4-3. 

It's unclear what role Kuechly would want, and while the connection to Rivera is obvious, so is the connection to Carolina. 

"Certainly the Panthers would love to have him be a part of their organization in some capacity," Garafolo said. 

What happens next for Kuechly remains unknown. He just retired from football a few days ago. He might need time to make his next series of decisions. 

Based on Rivera's actions so far as the new Redskins boss, however, it would not be a surprise at all if the head coach tries to get Kuechly to Washington. Rivera has hired just about everyone else that was with the Panthers in the last decade; why not add one more?

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Jason Garrett reportedly to stay in NFC East, becomes Giants offensive coordinator

Jason Garrett reportedly to stay in NFC East, becomes Giants offensive coordinator

Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has agreed to become the new offensive coordinator of the New York Giants, according to a report from ESPN

He will join the staff of first-year head coach Joe Judge.

Garrett was recently let go after a 10-year unimpressive stint with the Dallas Cowboys. In that span, he only led the team to three playoff appearances and with that two playoff wins. 

The team underperformed in 2019 after starting the season with Super Bowl aspirations. Stumbling to an 8-8 record, It became clear that Garrett was the not the answer at head coach. Following the end of the regular season, the team decided to go in another direction replacing him with former Packers coach Mike McCarthy.

The Princeton alum led the Cowboys to an 85-67 overall record during his tenure in Dallas.

As a former backup QB for the Giants (2000-03) and Cowboys (1993-99), he has an extensive background in game-planning against the NFC East.

Judge was named head coach on Jan. 7 after spending eight seasons with the Patriots. He was promoted to special teams coordinator in 2015, and also became the team's wide receiver coach in 2019.

Garrett and Judge will be tasked with developing a young roster with some intriguing options at their disposal, as well as the No. 4 overall pick in April's draft.

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