NFC North Game Preview: Chicago Bears @ Washington Redskins

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Sunday will be a battle of the aging veteran vs. the young buck as the Jay Cutler led 4-2 Chicago Bears head into Washington to take on the Robert Griffin III led Redskins who are struggling to the tune of 1-4. The Redskins are floating in third place at the moment thanks to their winless division foes, the New York Giants.

Surprisingly, for a team that would be sitting on top of the NFC North division if it weren’t for the 40-32 Week 4 loss to the Detroit Lions, their offensive and defensive statistics are eerily familiar and speak of a team that should be sitting more at the .500 level. Check this out, Offensively they score 28.7 points per game while averaging 369.2 all-purpose yards. Defensively they allow 26.8 points per game and 373.0 all-purpose yards.

The Redskins though, at least statistically speaking, show why their struggles have been abundant in 2013. All of their key defensive statistics rank in the bottom 1/4 of the league and their offense ranks at 20th with 21.4 points per game average despite being 4th in the league in total all-purpose yards with 399.2.

On the injury front the Bears will be without linebacker D.J. Williams and possibly cornerback Charles Tillman and tight end Martellus Bennett. Julius Peppers hasn’t been practicing due to an illness that he has been suffering from for a few days, but his likeliness to play Sunday hasn’t been notated on NFL.com.

Sports Book - At the time of this article the Bears are sitting at a money line of -115 and are +1 underdogs to the Redskins. Unless you are afraid of the push, the money line would be the way to go, although this game is screaming trap to me.   

NFC North Division Standings

NFC North Team W L T  Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
Detroit Lions 4 2 0 .667 162 140 22 19 2-0 2-2 2-1 .667 3-2 .600 1-0 1W 3-2
Chicago Bears 4 2 0 .667 172 161 11 20 3-1 1-1 1-1 .500 2-2 .500 2-0 1W 3-2
Green Bay Packers 3 2 0 .600 137 114 23 14 2-0 1-2 1-0 1.000 2-1 .667 1-1 2W 3-2
Minnesota Vikings 1 4 0 .200 125 158 -33 14 1-2 0-2 0-2 .000 0-3 .000 1-1 1L 1-4

 

PASSING STATISTICS

Player Att Comp Yds Comp % Yds/Att TD TD % INT INT % Long Sck Sack/Lost Rating
Jay Cutler 217 143 1630 65.9 7.5 12 5.5 6 2.8 58 9 65 95.2

 

RUSHING STATISTICS

Player Att Yds Yds/Att Long TD
Matt Forte 100 442 4.4 55 3
Michael Bush 24 44 1.8 7 1
Jay Cutler 18 92 5.1 18 0
Alshon Jeffery 4 72 18.0 38 0

 

RECEIVING STATISTICS

Player Rec Yds Yds/Rec Long TD
Brandon Marshall 40 465 11.6 41 5
Matt Forte 33 244 7.4 24 0
Martellus Bennett 31 349 11.3 30 3
Alshon Jeffery 29 456 15.7 58 2
Earl Bennett 8 80 10.0 17 2
Tony Fiammetta 1 30 30.0 30 0
Michael Bush 1 6 6.0 6 0

 

FIELD GOAL STATISTICS

Player 1-19 A 1-19 M 20-29 A 20-29 M 30-39 A 30-39 M 40-49 A 40-49 M 50+ A 50+ M
Robbie Gould 0 0 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2
TOTAL 0 0 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2
OPPONENTS TOTAL 1 1 5 5 3 3 5 5 0 0

 

PUNTING STATISTICS

Player Punts Avg Touchbacks/g IN 20 Long Blck
Adam Podlesh 26 43.0 1 11 59 0
TOTAL 26 43.0 1 11 59 0
OPPONENTS TOTAL 19 47.7 4 4 65 0

 

PUNT RETURN STATISTICS

Player Returns FC Yds/Ret Long TD
Devin Hester 6 1 5.8 17 0
TOTAL 6 1 5.8 17 0
OPPONENTS TOTAL 5 9 15.2 57 0

 

KICK RETURN STATISTICS

Player Returns Yds Yds/Ret Long TD
Devin Hester 19 575 30.3 80 0
Joe Anderson 3 46 15.3 18 0
Eric Weems 1 15 15.0 15 0
TOTAL 23 636 27.7 80 0
OPPONENTS TOTAL 14 370 26.4 105 1

 

DEFENSE STATISTICS

Player Comb Total Assist Sck Fumb
Lance Briggs 56 42 14 2.0 2
Major Wright 45 33 12 0.0 2
Chris Conte 31 28 3 0.0 0
James Anderson 33 27 6 0.0 0
D.J. Williams 27 19 8 2.0 1
Charles Tillman 23 17 6 0.0 2
Isaiah Frey 22 16 6 0.0 0
Tim Jennings 19 15 4 0.0 2
Corey Wootton 12 10 2 1.0 1
Zack Bowman 8 8 0 0.0 0
Shea McClellin 14 7 7 0.5 0
Nate Collins 14 7 7 1.0 0
Stephen Paea 13 6 7 0.5 0
Julius Peppers 8 5 3 1.0 1
Henry Melton 5 3 2 0.0 0
Blake Costanzo 3 3 0 0.0 1
Alshon Jeffery 3 3 0 0.0 0
David Bass 3 3 0 0.0 0
Jon Bostic 3 2 1 0.0 0
Craig Steltz 2 2 0 0.0 0
Dante Rosario 2 2 0 0.0 0
Sherrick McManis 2 1 1 0.0 0
Anthony Walters 1 1 0 0.0 0
Kyle Adams 1 1 0 0.0 0
Jermon Bushrod 1 1 0 0.0 0
Adam Podlesh 1 1 0 0.0 0
Landon Cohen 1 1 0 0.0 0
Khaseem Greene 1 1 0 0.0 0
Matt Forte 1 1 0 0.0 0
C.J. Wilson 1 1 0 0.0 0
Eric Weems 1 0 1 0.0 0
TEAM TOTAL 367 277 90 8 12
OPPONENTS TOTAL 360 306 54 9 7

 

INTERCEPTION STATISTICS
Player Int Yds Yds/Int Long TD
Tim Jennings 3 108 36.0 48 2
Major Wright 2 46 23.0 38 1
Charles Tillman 2 41 20.5 41 0
Zack Bowman 1 24 24.0 24 0
Chris Conte 1 13 13.0 13 0
TOTAL 9 232 25.8 48 3
OPPONENTS TOTAL 6 56 9.3 42 0

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