The 1-4 Washington Redskins are in desperate need of a win and must beat the 4-2 Chicago Bears today if they hope to tally their first win at FedEX Field on the 2013 NFL schedule. It’s a tall task for a team that has struggled on both sides of the ball all season. The Sunday NFL Football game has a start time of 1pm EST, and we’ll find out if Robert Griffin III can get his team going when we watch Bears vs Redskins online free streaming NFL Week 7 football on Fox through the links below.
Last week the Redskins played on the road, on Monday Night Football, against division rival Dallas Cowboys. They were beaten 31-16 in a game that was close through three quarters but then turned to a route in the final frame. It wasn’t a spectacular performance for either quarterback, and two turnovers for the Redskins versus only one for Dallas ultimately did RG3 and his team in despite the Redskins out-gaining the Cowboys 433 to 213 yards.
One of the Dallas scores against Washington was an 86-yard punt return. So far in the 2013 season, the Redskins have given up 19.1 yards per punt return on average, by far the worst mark in the league. They aren’t much better in kick-off coverage at 26.4 yards per return as that ranks them near the bottom at 28th.
RG3 had opportunities to win that game against the Cowboys and instead he threw interceptions on two consecutive fourth quarter drives, both of which the Cowboys turned into scores. He was only 19 for 39 passing in the game and failed to toss a touchdown pass.
Historically the Redskins have won four straight games against the Chicago Bears. The last meeting was three years ago, and though Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was also on that team, this Bears squad is a lot different than it was last year, much less three years ago.
Chicago had lost two games in a row after starting 3-0, then reversed their short slide by beating the Giants 27-21 on Thursday Night Football. Cutler was efficient in that game in throwing two touchdown passes, and also threw a pair in the previous game. Over the past two games, Cutler has not thrown a single interception.
The Bears seem to go as Brandon Marshall goes. In their last loss against the New Orleans Saints, Marshall’s number wasn’t called that often. Against the Giants, Marshall caught a career-high nine passes and was the recipient of both Cutler touchdown passes. Given the Redskins secondary woes, Marshall should be running free today and haul in a minimum of five passes and 75 yards.
Washington has a chance to exploit a Chicago defensive line that has lost two key pieces for the season in tackles Henry Melton and Nate Collins. The Giants took advantage last week with Brandon Jacobs running for 106 yards. Alfred Morris had 16 carries for 81 yards against the Cowboys last week with a touchdown, and could put up even bigger numbers today if the Bears defensive line continues to struggle.
Today’s NFL Sunday Football game between the Chicago Bears vs Washington Redskins will kick off at 1pm EST / 10pm PST. The channel the game can be found on is Fox so check your local listings for the exact channel location.
One way to see if the Redskins can finally notch their first home win is to watch Bears vs Redskins online free streaming, which is best done with a subscription to DirecTV with the Max extension here. Going this route allows you to stream NFL football games on cell phones, iPads and other Internet devices.
This will be a tough game for Washington to win, but I’m going to predict they pull it out and complete an upset get that home win monkey off their back.