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Bears Lose to the Redskins, 45-41: You Grade the Game

Backup QB Josh McCown almost pulls through for the Bears.


You got the feeling the winner of Sunday's Chicago Bears game with the Washington Redskins would come down to the last team with the ball. With 45 seconds to play, the Redskins scored a rushing touchdown for the 45-41 win.

Josh MCown came into the game to quarterback the Bears after Jay Cutler left in the second quarter with a groin injury incurred during a sack. The Bears and Redskins went back and forth all day with the lead changing hands eight times.

The Bears were missing key starters on defense, and Robert Griffin III ran 11 times for a season-high 84 yards against the depleted defense.

Reports ESPN Chicago: McCown, playing in a regular season game for the first time since the 2011 season, completed 14 of 20 passes for 204 yards with one touchdown. Matt Forte rushed for three touchdowns, Alshon Jeffrey had 105 yards receiving, and Devin Hester tied Deion Sanders' NFL record for return touchdowns with an 81-yard punt runback for the Bears.

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