Week 7 Report Card: Washington Redskins 45, Chicago Bears 41

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    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4687356/report-card-bears-redskins

    OCT 20
    7:56
    PM ET
    By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

    Week 7 Report Card: Washington Redskins 45, Chicago Bears 41
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    A
    RUSHING OFFENSE
    Matt Forte rushed for 91 yards and three touchdowns on only 16 carries.Alshon Jeffery continues to have success on end arounds as he gained 16 yards on two attempts. Even veteran quarterback Josh McCown made plays with his feet, scrambling on four separate occasions for 16 yards.


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    B
    PASSING OFFENSE
    McCown came off the bench to complete 14 of 20 passes for 204 yards and one touchdown -- a quarterback rating of 119.6. Even without injured Jay Cutler, Jeffery had another 100-yard receiving game (105) and Brandon Marshall caught six passes on 10 targets. Cutler actually lowers the grade because, before he left the game with a groin injury, Cutler connected on only 3 of 8 passes for 28 yards, and he tossed an interception that was returned for a touchdown.


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    F
    RUSHING DEFENSE
    The Redskins gained 209 yards on the ground. Thats not a typo. The Bears couldn't stop anybody on Washington. Alfred Morris (95 yards), Robert Griffin III (84 yards) and Roy Helu (41 yards, three touchdowns) took whatever they wanted from the Bears' defense. If the game had gone to overtime, the Redskins would have rushed for 260 yards, easy.


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    F+
    PASSING DEFENSE
    Redskins tight end Jordan Reed caught all nine passes sent his way for 134 yards and a score. That's a problem. RG III finished with 298 passing yards and two touchdowns, but would have had better numbers if not for a couple of bad drops. The middle of the field was wide-open for Washington receivers to do as they pleased. The Bears had one sack the entire game.Charles Tillman's first-quarter interception saves the passing defense from a complete failure, but not by much.


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    B
    SPECIAL TEAMS
    Devin Hester busted loose for an 81-yard punt return touchdown. PunterAdam Podlesh was terrific and Robbie Gould nailed 47- and 49-yard field goals, but Gould also had an uncharacteristic miss from 34 yards in a big spot. Late in the game the Bears seemed to have pulled off a perfect onside kick, but Eric Weems was ruled offsides. Although the call is debatable, it hurt the Bears badly.


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    C
    COACHING
    The Bears did nothing wrong on offense. In fact, Marc Trestman deserves credit for the play-calling after Cutler left the game. But the defense is a disaster. Whatever Mel Tucker and his coaches are trying to do to fix the situation isnt working. The Redskins nearly gained 500 total yards of offense. Everybody takes the hit when a unit underperforms.
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    Passing O under JC, D, the only time the O scored was b/c the D gave them a short field, his longest drive was 18 yards, that's pathetic, and that was not a great D he was facing.
    Passing O under JM B, He wasn't perfect, but as close as you can expect from him. He moved the ball well after he got warmed up, but he threw his fair share of ducks, and didn't get the last play off.
    Rushing O A+, Forte went full on beast mode scoring 3 TD's, rushing inside, outside and everything inbetween. He ran well when the OL gave him a hole to run through.
    Def, same grade F, no one has really gotten into this, but the inj's have exposed just how poorly JA drafted for years, it left an old D terribly thin and now w/the inj's that back end of the D has been exposed for what it is. Emery is going to have to work a miricle to fix both the starters and the backups in 1 yr.
    Special Teams B. That FG miss was huge, it changed how the O had to call plays at the end of the game. But at the end they gave the Bears D good field position, and even set up and scored for the Bears O.
    Coaching C-. The D is inexcusable you have to have something set up to help this D, and how the O is playing in the 1st they are not setting the D up for success, that's on the coaches.
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    Per the score, PFF grades our out:
    Conte and Wright got the worst grades.

    Worst of the pass rushers, Shea Mc.

    Wootton and Briggs had the best 2 grades.

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