Redskins vs. Bears: Keys to victory in Week 3 of the NFL season
By Kyle Hundley
2. Redskins must get better play from their secondary
After getting torched by potential MVP candidate Carson Wentz in week 1, the Redskins’ secondary could not stop Dak Prescott as he went 26-of-30 with three touchdowns.
While injuries have played a factor, the secondary as a whole has not looked great through the first two weeks. They will be a factor again this week as Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie went to IR while Fabian Moreau and Quinton Dunbar were both out last week and continue to battle injuries. Those who do suit up must play better. It will be interesting to see how the recently signed Aaron Colvin looks if he plays.
The Bears’ offense has looked almost as bad as the Redskins’ defense has through the first two weeks as they are averaging only 9.5 points per game. Mitchell Trubisky has struggled through the first two weeks as he only has 348 yards passing with no touchdowns and one interception. Chicago has a solid offensive line in front of him, so the Redskins’ pass rush could help out the secondary by generating good pressure on Trubisky.
The Redskins cannot let Mitch Trubisky beat them. He is just in his third season and still developing as a quarterback after a solid sophomore season. These are the games that you must win against a young quarterback though.
Josh Norman should be looking to have a bounce-back game against the young signal-caller while Montae Nicholson should again be looking for opportunities to make a play. If Trubisky breaks out and has a big game, Washington will likely drop their second straight at home.