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NFL Week 6 Game Recap: Washington Commanders 12, Chicago Bears 7

Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) looks on after turning the ball over on downs in the fourth quarter against the Washington Commanders at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Box Score

Passing
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Carson Wentz 4.2 11 / 22 99 4.5 0 0 3 66.3
Chicago Bears
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Justin Fields 19.4 14 / 27 190 7.0 1 1 5 71.5
Rushing
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Brian Robinson 12.0 17 60 3.5 1 16 0
Antonio Gibson 8.3 5 35 7.0 0 18 0
Terry McLaurin 8.2 2 11 5.5 0 6 0
Carson Wentz 4.2 2 2 1.0 0 2 0
J.D. McKissic 2.0 2 20 10.0 0 16 0
Chicago Bears
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Justin Fields 19.4 12 88 7.3 0 39 0
David Montgomery 9.0 15 67 4.5 0 13 0
Khalil Herbert 7.5 7 75 10.7 0 64 0
Velus Jones Jr. 1.8 1 8 8.0 0 8 1
Equanimeous St. Brown 0.1 1 1 1.0 0 1 0
Ihmir Smith-Marsette -0.1 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0
Receiving
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Antonio Gibson 8.3 4 3 18 4.5 0 8
Terry McLaurin 8.2 4 3 41 10.2 0 17
Cole Turner 4.3 2 2 23 11.5 0 18
Curtis Samuel 2.6 5 2 6 1.2 0 3
J.D. McKissic 2.0 3 0 0 0.0 0 0
Cam Sims 1.6 2 1 6 3.0 0 6
Dax Milne 1.5 1 1 5 5.0 0 5
Dyami Brown 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Chicago Bears
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Dante Pettis 18.4 7 4 84 12.0 1 40
Darnell Mooney 13.8 12 7 68 5.7 0 26
David Montgomery 9.0 1 1 13 13.0 0 13
Cole Kmet 2.5 3 1 15 5.0 0 15
Velus Jones Jr. 1.8 1 1 10 10.0 0 10
Ryan Griffin 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Ihmir Smith-Marsette -0.1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0

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