NFL: Commanders stand up to Bears
For the second straight week in the NFL, the Thursday night matchup was particularly moribund, but the Washington Commanders did just enough to defeat the Chicago Bears 12-7 at Soldier Field.
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The game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos a week earlier had produced no touchdowns. The Commanders and Bears were on course to emulate them, as the score was only 3-0 in favor of the visitors at halftime.
The Bears, however, corrected the situation in their first offensive sequence, when center Justin Fields joined receiver Dante Pettis, on a distance of 40 yards.
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Then a few streaks later, the Commanders capitalized on a turnover deep into their rivals’ territory, before allowing running back Brian Robinson to score his first career NFL major.
The 23-year-old athlete was playing just his second game on the Goodell circuit, having been shot in the legs when he was the victim of an attempted armed robbery in the month of ‘august. He eventually amassed 60 yards on 17 carries.
The center of the winners, Carson Wentz, did not look very well, he who found the hands of a receiver only 12 times in 22 attempts, for a meager gain of 99 yards. His counterpart, Fields, completed 14 of his 27 relays for 190 yards, he who also passed for 88 yards on 12 carries.