Aug 18, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (right) hands off to running back Matt Forte (left) during the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE
Are we sure that wasn't a regular season game?
The Bears started out hot, opening up a 14-0 lead with two rushing touchdowns by Michael Bush, a furious passing offense, and a defense that held Robert Griffin III in check. The team led 21-10 at the half... and then the Redskins came back behind Kirk Cousins, pulling ahead with just over two minutes left, 31-30.
But then undrafted free agent Matt Blanchard came in. He looked somewhat shaky on several overthrows, but made a couple nice completions to Evan Rodriguez to pull the team just outside of Robbie Gould's field goal range. Gould didn't care, and he just eked the ball over the crossbar.
I'll have some more details and notes with Scribbles in the morning. Quick, victorious numbers after the jump.
Israel Idonije: 5 tackles, 4 solo: 2.5 sacks
Robert Griffin III: 5/8, 49 yards - 79.7 rating; 3 carries, 17 yards
Kirk Cousins: 18/23, 264 yards, 3 TDs - 154.1 rating
Ryan Kerrigan: 2 tackles, one solo; one sack