Commanders squeak by the Bears 12-7, move to 2–4 on the season (10-13-22)

By: LegacyMaker Sports Team

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The Washington Commanders traveled to Chicago to take on the Bears in a Thursday Night Football affair. Washington entered the game with a 1-4 record. After winning their first game of the season vs. Jacksonville the Commanders are on a four-game losing streak. Two of the losses have been tough for the Commanders because the games were winnable. In the games versus Detroit and Philadelphia, Washington had big deficits early and was in a bad situation early. Now in the Dallas and Tennessee games, Washington was in contention going into the fourth quarter but wasn’t able to pull their games off. 

Now entering the game with Chicago many Commanders fans had been on an emotional rollercoaster this week. The return of RB Brian Robinson after being shot twice in the leg six weeks ago, then the game versus Tennessee ended with a Carson Wentz interception in the red zone giving the Titans the victory. Head Coach Ron Rivera came under fire for comments made about the QB situation and then had to apologize to the team the next next day. Last but not least, CB William Jackson III requested a trade after being benched vs. the Titans. So needless to say, the Commanders were looking for something positive to end the week and they would get just that.

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The first points of the contest did not come till late in the first half, as Joey Slye would kick a 38-yard field goal to give the Commanders a 3-0, lead heading into halftime. Early In the 3rd quarter, the Bears would strike back with a 10-play, 94-yard drive capped off with a 40-yard touchdown pass from Justin Fields to Dante Pettis leading to a 7-6 Bears lead. On the next Commanders possession, they answered with a 15-play, 70-yard drive that finished with a 28-yard Joey Slye field goal closing the gap 7-6 at the end of the 3rd quarter. 

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Midway through the 4th quarter, Washington punted the ball to Chicago and PR Venus Jones would muff the punt at the Chicago 6-yard line and would be recovered by Commanders Special teamer Christian Holmes. The muffed punt would lead to Brian Robinson’s first career touchdown and a Commanders 12-7 lead after Wentz overthrew the 2-point conversion attempt to Curtis Samuel. Chicago would have one last hurrah, that would end at the Washington 1-yard line after Brandon St. Juste came up with a huge stop to bring down Darnell Mooney before he could get into the end zone on 4th down. Washington took over on downs and would hold on to a 12-7 victory. 

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After the game, Commanders Head Coach Ron Rivera was not happy about the round of questioning about his QB situation & all the Dan Snyder controversy and let loose on the media before walking out of the press conference. Rivera has been bombarded with questions about his QB situation all season and had enough. Nevertheless, the Commanders move to 2-4 on the season and will host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at FedEx Field on October 23 at 1 pm in their next game.