The Bears face the Minnesota Vikings in their next game and the Commanders will be hoping to bounce back in their game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Da Bears Win
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The Chicago Bears defeated the Washington Commanders 40-20 on Thursday Night Football to snap their winless streak in the National Football League (NFL) after an astounding 347 days. As the final buzzer sounded, Chicago fans finally had something to celebrate after seeing the Bears lose a stunning 14 consecutive games, a team record. After an 0-4 start to the season, the Bears were under intense pressure. Chicago flew to Washington to play the 2-2 Commanders at FedEx Field, and they got off to a tremendous start.
Chicago gained a key early lead when struggling quarterback Justin Fields completed a flawless ball to standout wide receiver DJ Moore for a score in the first three minutes of the game.
Following the early touchdown, the Bears did not look back, as scores in the second quarter from Moore and tight end Cole Kmet—both coming off Fields passes—helped Chicago hold a 27-3 advantage at the intermission.
While the Commanders made an effort to retake the lead in the second half, it was in vain. With his third touchdown of the game, Moore sealed the victory after catching a pass from Fields for 56 yards.
Fields shared the players' sense of relief. The 24-year-old quarterback, who has received criticism for his efforts thus far this season, rebounded against the Commanders, tossing for 282 yards and four touchdowns.
It was just pleasant. seeing the results of our labor, especially after this year's events, when we finally received a dub," Fields remarked. "It just feels good to be able to say that the effort was worthwhile."
Fields described the victory as "a sigh of relief," noting that the Commanders appeared to be staging a comeback in the second half.
The victory was especially significant for Fields because, according to ESPN, he joined Michael Vick, Lamar Jackson, and Jalen Hurts as the only quarterbacks to have 5,000 passing yards and 1,500 running yards in their first 30 games since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.