Bears kicker Gould knocks in late 57 yarder to spoil Skins 4th quarter heroics

By Mark Pierce

We all knew Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin was due for one of these games. Had to happen sometime. The toast of DC was a forgettable 5 of 8 for 49 yards, with three sacks and a quarterback rating of 79.7, as the Chicago Bears defense rolled out a special welcome to the NFL performance for Griffin. The Redskins offense managed just three points under Griffin’s watch.

The rookie looked lost and the rest of the team appeared adrift at times in the early going. Both Brian Orakpo and Brandon Meriweather were injured in the action and did not return. The Redskins defense, in particular the secondary, appeared helpless at times to stop Jay Cutler and the Bears passing attack. Bears rookie Alshon Jeffrey lit Washington cornerback Cedric Griffin up.

On the plus side Rookie backup quarterback Kirk Cousins was impressive in relief work, notching three fourth quarter touchdowns. The Redskins actually took the lead, 31-30, before Bears kicker Robbie Gould one-ironed a 57 field goal late to seal the win for the Bears.  Brandon Banks made the case for his presence on the roster a good deal more feasible with his excellent punt return for a TD. Wide receiver Aldrick Robinson was impressive in second half action as well.

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About ImproperRedskin

I grew up watching the Redskins with my dad. I feel I've always been a part of Redskins Nation. I'm so excited about the direction the team is taking now. I feel somewhat exiled in terms of the skins living in Boston, even though I know there are other fans here. That's pretty much why I started doing this, to touch base with other Redskins fans across the country. There's always something to talk about with the Redskins, isn't there? I want to hear your voice.
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2 Responses to Bears kicker Gould knocks in late 57 yarder to spoil Skins 4th quarter heroics

  1. Manforyou says:

    08.20.09 at 10:25 amPeter King’s LatteI lived in DC for years, and the worst thing about football seosan there was the fans. The Redskins fans are terrible. Of course the most obnoxious fan I know is a Steelers fan.I think its pretty close probably, with Steelers fans being less wishy washy in their support of the team.As far as FedEx field, FTP. I’ve gone a couple of times and it is a brutal waste of a day exercise. The logistics of the whole thing are completely FUBAR. I’ve never hated going to a game like I hate going to FedEx field.

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