After loss, Redskins need help from others to reach playoffs.
Surrendered leads late in last 2 games
The Chicago Bears are well out of the playoff race with a 3-11 record. But that hasn’t stopped the Bears from remaining competitive late in games, losing their last two games by three points each.
“I’m not exactly sure why we always seem to be in a hole sometimes, and finishing close,” Bears quarterback Matt Barkley said, “but it does tell me that we’re not giving up.”
The Redskins will try to avoid an upset against a frisky Bears team at Soldier Field on Saturday to keep their playoff hopes alive.
The Bears, of course, will have their own plan to stop Washington.
On a conference call with reporters Tuesday, Bears coach John
Fox said his team will have to keep the Redskins’ offense on the bench.
“They do spread the ball around quite well, so it’s more of a system,” Fox said. “They have reads and progressions. They kind of hit you on all levels, whether it’s quick game ability or intermediate routes. They have play action, big play potential. That makes them difficult to defend.
“You’re really looking to slow them down,” he added. “I’m not sure if you can totally stop them.”
In Chicago’s past two games, the Bears surrendered late fourth quarter
Bears quarterback Matt Barkley is “not exactly sure why we always seem to be in a hole sometimes and finishing close, but it does tell me we’re not giving up.”