Article by: Zach Henley
We’re already two weeks into the 100th NFL season, and to start the third week, the Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears face off on Monday Night Football. The Chicago Bears come into the showdown after their walk-off win in Denver. After their win, they’re 1-1 and the defense has showed once again that they’re here to play. The biggest question mark is quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Heading into the season, Trubisky was projected to have a career year and help lead the Bears to a deep playoff run. Aside from their stellar defense, the Bears might have finally found a consistent kicker, but have to start over as it looks like Eddy Pineiro has suffered a leg injury. Pineiro hit the game winner in Denver, and the Bears thought they had found their kicker after Cody Parkey blew their playoff hopes last season.
The Redskins come into the matchup 0-2 and have struggled in the second half of games. In their first two games of the season, the Redskins have gotten out to a lead each time and blow the lead in the second half, mainly the third quarter. The defense was set to have a solid year with the addition of big-time safety Landon Collins paired up with Josh Norman. Surprisingly the offense has showed up to play. Even with the addition of the best quarterback in the draft, Case Keenum has showed he can start in the NFL. Rookie WR Terry McLaurin has surprised everyone with his speed and his improvement of catching tough passes. The Redskins need to pull out a win if they want to gain momentum and keep up with the rest of the NFC East. All three teams each have at least one win and the Redskins still have yet to get one. Another big note, is that the Redskins are 0-6 in their last 6 Monday Night games.