Pulse Report: Bears at Redskins

Pulse Report: Bears at Redskins
October 21, 2013, 10:30 am
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Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) runs with the ball during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field.

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Here are some of the social highlights from the Redskins' 45-41 win over the Bears:

The players knew there was a lot at stake in Sunday's game and were looking for support from the 12th man:

The Redskins needed some key players to step up. We wanted to know who you thought would have the biggest impact against the Bears:

After charging down the field on their opening drive thanks to big plays from Griffin and Reed, the Redskins were held to a 38-yard Forbath field goal:

After punting out of their own end zone, the Redskins defense was able to hold the Bears, starting from within Redskins territory, to a 47-yard Gould field goal to even it up at 3-3:

The Bears jumped to a 10-3 lead when Charles Tillman picked off Griffin and returned to the Redskins' 10, followed shortly by a 2-yard Forte touchdown run:

The Redskins struck back early in the 2nd quarter. A 20 yard completion to Garçon brought Washington into the red zone and Roy Helu took things from there with a 14-yard touchdown run:

Not to be left out, the Redskins defense got involved in the scoring too. Reed Doughty separated Alshon Jeffery from the ball and Brian Orakpo reeled it in for a 29-yard pick six–the Redskins' 4th defensive touchdown of the season:

Having gone 29 games without a return touchdown, with 5:52 to go in the half Devin Hester broke loose an 81 yard punt return for a touchdown, tying both the game at 17-17 and Deion Sanders' NFL record 19 combined return TDs:

Late in the 1st half, Reed was uncovered until the last second on 3rd & Goal. Chris Conte hustled over, but Jordan Reed was able to reel in a 3-yard touchdown pass and give the Redskins a 24-17 lead:

The Redskins led the Bears 24-17 at the half. We wanted to hear your best one-word descriptions of the game so far:

Midway through the 3rd quarter, Forte took a handoff at midfield, juked his way into the secondary, and sprinted 50 yards for the touchdown to tie the game at 24:

Roy Helu recorded his first career multi-TD game with a 3 yard run that gave the Redskins back the lead late in the 3rd quarter:

Matt Forte struck back early in the 4th quarter with a 6-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 31:

The shootout continued when, just minutes later, Aldrick Robinson was left wide open after Tillman miscued on coverage, reeling in a 45-yard touchdown reception:

Robbie Gould hit a 49-yard field goal midway through the 4th quarter to bring the Bears to within 38-34 of the Redskins lead:

As the clock ticked down below the 4-minute mark, McCown found Bennett for the Bears' go-ahead touchdown, taking a 41-38 lead:

Roy Helu, not content with just two touchdowns and his first career multi-TD game, scored his third on the day with a 3-yard rush that gave the Redskins a 45-41 lead with :45 left on the clock:

The game ended with a Barry Cofield sack on Josh McCown for a loss of 7, leaving the Redskins victorious by a score of 45-41 (the NFL's second highest scoring game this season):

Here's how some of you described Sunday's shootout in just one word:

We asked for your player of the game nominations. Not too surprisingly, Jordan Reed's name came up quite a bit, but he wasn't alone:

Needless to say, the Redskins were excited about their shootout victory in front of a home crowd: