The Chicago Bears jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the second-quarter on the road against the Washington Redskins when Mitchell Trubisky threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Taylor Gabriel with 49 seconds remaining.
The play was not called a touchdown on the field, but their was a booth review because there was less than two minutes remaining in the first-half. Chicago looked more energized than Washington in the first-half.
Dustin Hopkins made a 35-yard field goal before halftime for the Redskins. Washington made it 28-15 at one point, but a Case Keenum fumble with 7:08 remaining in regulation on a fourth-and-1 at the Bears 22-yard line was forced by Danny Trevathan and Chicago recovered and hanged on for a 31-15 victory.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix picked off Case Keenum in the first-quarter for the Chicago Bears and Clinton-Dix returned it 37 yards for a touchdown. He picked him off twice in this game.
In the second-quarter, Trubisky threw a 3-yard touchdown pass and also a 1-yard touchdown pass to Gabriel along with the 36-yard touchdown pass before the end of the first-half.
Mitchell Trubisky completed 25-of-31 passes for 231 yards three touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for two yards on one carry.
Taylor Gabriel caught six passes for 75 yards receiving and three touchdowns. He also rushed seven yards on one carry.
Chicago’s leading rusher was David Montgomery with 67 yards rushing on 13 carries. Cordarrelle Patterson also rushed for 14 yards on four carries.
In the third-quarter, Case Keenum threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Trey McLaurin (missed 2-point conversion). McLaurin caught six passes for 70 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Keenum threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Paul Richardson Jr. in the fourth-quarter for Washington (failed 2-point conversion). Case Keenum completed 30-of-43 passes for 332 yards two touchdowns and three interceptions. He also rushed for three yards on two carries.
Keenum had a total of five turnovers in this game.
Richardson caught eight passes for 83 yards receiving and a score.
Adrian Peterson was the Washington Redskins leading rusher with 37 yards on 12 carries. He also caught one pass for -3 yards receiving.
Washington’s Head Coach Jay Gruden was asked after the game if would consider switching to rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins in Week 4 and Gruden is not considering the option.
Haskins was taken with the 15th overall pick out of Ohio State University in the 2019 NFL Draft.
A lot of people want to see this because of how well Daniel Jones played for the New York Giants on the road this past Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
With not starting Haskins, this proves that he is not ready and Gruden doesn’t want to get him killed by this horrendous offensive line.
Their is speculation that Jay Gruden might be fired before the end of the season if this dumpster fire keeps up and it is very possible that offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell would take over as the interim head coach.
The Redskins would want to make this move because they are afraid he will be a head coach somewhere. Washington had Sean McVay as the offensive coordinator a couple of years ago and he then took the Los Angeles Rams head coaching job.
The biggest problem with Washington is team President Bruce Allen. They have only won 39 percent of the time in his tenure. Allen needs to be shown the door along with Gruden when the time comes.
The Chicago Bears (2-1) will host the Minnesota Vikings (2-1) next Sunday. The Washington Redskins (0-3) will be on the road and face the New York Giants (1-2) next Sunday.