The Thursday Night Football clash between the Washington Commanders and Chicago Bears started slowly but somehow came alive right at the death. In the end, the Commanders held on by the skin of their teeth to secure a 12-7 victory.
Up 12-7 with 1:54 left, Washington opted to kick a field goal from the Bears' 30-yard line. The kick sailed left, and Justin Fields marched the Bears offense 63 yards downfield, thanks in large part to a 39-yard scramble. After settling at the Washington 4-yard line, Fields was then twice denied in the end zone, first because of a Dante Pettis drop and then because of a Darnell Mooney reception that came just inches short of the goal line.
Offensive spotlight: It was another underwhelming outing for Washington QB Carson Wentz, who didn't even eclipse 100 passing yards and averaged just 4.5 yards per pass attempt. Across five pressured dropbacks, Wentz completed one of his two pass attempts for 5 yards and took three sacks.
Defensive spotlight: Montez Sweat kept the Bears offensive line on its toes all night, recording one sack, two hits and five hurries on first review. He beat the blocker in front of him on 34.3% of his snaps.
Rookie spotlight: A week after making his NFL debut, rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. took control of the Commanders rushing attack and went for 60 yards on 17 attempts. He forced three missed tackles, and 44 of his rushing yards came after contact.
Offensive line spotlight: Fields took five sacks tonight, but none of those were charted against the Bears offensive line. However, the unit did give up two hits and 10 hurries across 42 pass-blocking snaps.
|Carson Wentz||4.2||11 / 22||99||4.5||0||0||3||66.3|
|Justin Fields||19.4||14 / 27||190||7.0||1||1||5||71.5|
|Velus Jones Jr.||1.8||1||8||8.0||0||8||1|
|Equanimeous St. Brown||0.1||1||1||1.0||0||1||0|
|Velus Jones Jr.||1.8||1||1||10||10.0||0||10|