NFL News & Analysis

NFL Week 3 PFF ReFocused: Chicago Bears 31, Washington Redskins 15

Case Keenum and the Washington Redskins dug themselves into too deep of a hole to rally back and beat the Chicago Bears, ultimately falling to Mitch Trubisky & Co. at home, 31-15.

PFF's ReFocused series features immediate takeaways from the two analysts who graded the game live. The two offer a detailed breakdown of the game's most notable performances before the grades and advanced stats are reviewed and finalized by Senior Analysts.

All of PFF's grades and advanced stats from this game and the other games played this week will be finalized and made available to ELITE subscribers within 24 hours of the final whistle. ELITE subscribers can view player grades, advanced statistics, positional snap counts and more in Premium Stats.

PFF's ELITE subscribers can also preview NFL and NCAA games in PFF Greenline, an online dashboard with projections for the spread, totals and moneyline.

Final Score

Chicago Bears 31, Washington Redskins 15

Chicago Bears

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky won’t finish reviews with a high passing grade despite throwing his best past of the season against Washington. He earned a high mark for his deep touchdown pass to Taylor Gabriel early in the contest, but he also had a bad interception in the red zone and was more inaccurate than the box score numbers suggest.

Khalil Mack was a nightmare for the Redskins' to try and block all game long. Mack took advantage of a blocking breakdown in the first quarter to sack Case Keenum and force a fumble. In the second quarter, Mack closed on Keenum in the pocket and simply knocked the ball out of his hands as he held it up.

Ha Ha Clinton Dix made some monster plays for the Bears' defense. Clinton Dix intercepted an overthrown crossing route on the Redskins' first drive and returned it for a touchdown. He ended the Redskins' first drive in the second half as well with another interception, and he ran over from his deep middle of the field role to cut off a Keenum pass intended for Vernon Davis.

Rookie Takeaways

Rookie running back David Montgomery flashed great elusiveness in limited action against Washingon, forcing multiple missed tackles and gaining a handful of yards after contact on his 13 carries.

Washington Redskins

Case Keenum was a turnover factory on Monday night. The Redskins had no chance to win the game with the number of times they kept turning the ball over. Keenum threw interceptions to more than one Bears defender and routinely fumbled the ball when he was in the pocket. And he fumbled on a fourth-quarter QB sneak that essentially ended the game for Washington.

Rookie wide receiver Terry McLaurin continues to look like and play like a draft hit for the Redskins' front office. McLaurin looked like the Redskins' best offensive player on Monday, catching a touchdown pass and showcasing strong hands as Buster Skrine was hanging all over him. McLaurin also showed an ability to make defenders miss when the ball is in his hands. McLaurin's play will likely only improve once Dwayne Haskins takes over at quarterback.

Daron Payne and Montez Sweat will finish reviews with high run-defense grades. Both youngsters played a key role in limiting the Bears to just 90 yards on 24 carries (3.8 YPC).

Rookie Takeaways

Scary Terry entered Monday night as the NFL's highest-graded rookie wideout and should finish reviews with his lead over the class intact after his performance against Chicago.

Read More PFF Analysis

Safety worth way more than 2 points. Help protext your family with fast, affordable life insurance. You could be covered in 10 minutes! Get a Free Quote.

NFL Featured Tools


Unlock all tools and content including Player Grades, Fantasy, NFL Draft, Premium Stats, Greenline and DFS.

$9.99 / mo
$79.99 / yr