The Chicago Bears lost more than their quarterback Sunday afternoon, they also lost the game 45-41 to the Washington Redskins on a collective effort of both teams defenses being horrid, and both offenses rolling seamlessly.
Bears starter Jay Cutler had to leave earlier in the game due to a groin injury suffered on a play in which he was tackled. Josh McCown took over and didn’t miss a beat, going 14-for-20, 204 yards and 1 touchdown. The biggest news of the day though was the play of Washington running back Roy Helu who punched in 3 touchdowns, including the game-winner with 45 seconds to go.
While Helu had only 46 all-purpose yards on 12 touches, his three touchdown runs to go with another 179 rushing yards by Alfred Morris and Robert Griffin combined along with another 298 passing yards and 2 aerial assault touchdowns just proved too much to handle for the Bears banged up defense.
Failing to capitalize on the Detroit Lions loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, the Bears remain in second place in the NFC North due to tie-breaker ramifications.
Chicago gets to enjoy a bye week in Week 8 before heading to Green Bay in what should be a great battle.
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