Key numbers from Commanders' humiliating loss vs. the Bears in Week 5

Nobody expected this...
Benjamin St-Juste
Benjamin St-Juste / Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
2 of 3

The Good: Sam Howell continues to make franchise throws

388: Sam Howell had the first 300-plus yard game of his career, completing 72.5 percent of his passes for 388 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Yes, he held on to the ball too long in some spots and was very late on the throw that was picked off, but the former fifth-rounder is continuing to make strides week after week.

The touch he showed on his throw to Terry McLaurin in the fourth-quarter was a thing of beauty.

62: After giving up 307 yards of offense in the first half, the Washington Commanders' defense allowed just 62 net yards of offense to the Chicago Bears in the third quarter, resulting in zero points.

91.6: Howell went 11-12 in the 3rd quarter, completing 91.6 percent of his passes and leading two scoring drives and one that had potential, if not for a Logan Thomas fumble. He had long completions of 24 and 41 yards and even showed his versatility, turning a would-be sack into a gain of 10 on third-and-12.

11: Howell completed passes to 11 different players in the game, showing the sheer level of offensive playmakers the Commanders have at their disposal.