Taylor Gabriel, five Case Keenum turnovers carry Bears to 31-15 win over Washington

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All it took for the 2019 Bears defense to look like the version that led the league in points allowed and interceptions a season ago was a meeting with the Washington Redskins.

Case Keenum was intercepted three times by the Bears and fumbled three times, losing two, as Chicago’s defense smothered Washington’s offense in a 31-15 victory on Monday night.

Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix returned one of his two interceptions of Keenum for a 37-yard touchdown to give the Bears the early 7-0 lead. Kyle Fuller also intercepted his second pass of the season after leading the league in the category last years with seven interceptions.

Star pass rusher Khalil Mack added two sacks and two forced fumbles. He had another strip-sack negated by an illegal use of hands on defensive back Prince Amukamara.

Taylor Gabriel caught three touchdown passes from Mitchell Trubisky before leaving the game in the second half with a concussion. Gabriel scored on passes of 3, 1 and 36 yards as the Bears built a 28-3 halftime lead over Washington. Trubisky hadn’t thrown a touchdown pass through the first two games of the year, but completed 25 of 31 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns against Washington. He was intercepted once by Josh Norman as well.

Keenum was the Washington offense would find some footing and rally enough to put the result briefly in question. Keenum connected with Terry McLaurin for a 15-yard touchdown, the third in as many games for the rookie, and Paul Richardson for a 2-yard touchdown to close the gap to 28-15 after a pair of failed two-point conversions with 13:11 remaining.

Keenum completed 30 of 43 passes for 331 yards, but was responsible for five turnovers on the night.

Washington again drove deep into Bears’ territory before Danny Trevathan punched the ball free of Keenum’s grasp as he tried to leap over the line of scrimmage on a quarterback sneak on a fourth-and-1 at the Chicago 16-yard line. A five-minute drive that resulted in a 38-yard Eddy Pineiro field goal made it a 31-15 final margin.

53 responses to “Taylor Gabriel, five Case Keenum turnovers carry Bears to 31-15 win over Washington

  1. Hurts to see Khalil Mack dominate like this.

    But he could not have done this on a under talented RAIDERS defense.

    He put the BEARS defense from Good To GREAT!!!

    RAIDERS are struggling on defense still and it looks like we are going to need that BEARS pick to be as high as possible after 62pts given up in 2 games.

    GO RAIDERS! (PACKERS, LIONS AND VIKINGS! AGAINST THE BEARS!!!!)

  2. boy the skins are horrid and going for last again in the nfc east. Maybe someday they will be able to compete with my cowboys.

    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!

  3. Keenum had a rough game but I think most QBs behind an OLine that is still gelling after losing Trent Williams would’ve struggled just as much

  4. jimmyjohns01 says:
    September 23, 2019 at 11:27 pm
    That Keenum fumble was a killer. There was actually hope Washington could come back to win it.

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    Lol, you used hope and Washington in the same sentence!

  5. I saw the game, Keenum had no protection at all. They probably should have replaced him at halftime just to spare him further punishment.

  6. tqaztec says:
    September 23, 2019 at 11:48 pm
    Yea, the Vikings could have had Case for less money after his career year. Still want him?
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    Well, Cousins had 3 turnovers against GB. I’ll get back to you Sunday night after the Vikings play in Chicago.

  7. Back to bac plays where not even one player attempted to block Mack.

    The one sack where Booger was laughing cuz the O-lineman just let the guy go…even though he wasthe only defender anywhere near him.

    You net supposed to see lapses like this in the pros. Fire Bruce, Jay and Manusky.

  8. Suppose I shouldn’t say this as it was a win but it sure looked like more true Trubisky in the 2nd half when the Bears almost let a terrible Redskins team back into a game that should have been a total rout. The Bears won’t get a defensive score or so many turnovers against decent teams and you need to be able to manage the game when you get a lead. Trubisky was the 2nd best player drafted in 2017?

  9. All this insinuation that Keenum was the goat here.
    I watched enough of that game to see that the O line is terrible. They could not run to save their lives and Keenum was running for his life on every dang play.

  10. The absolutely ridiculous number of flags in this game had me tune out by halftime. I get that you can throw a flag on every snap in a football game, but is it actually necessary?

  11. Just cancel Monday night football.

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    Just looked at next Mondays game, Bengals vs Steelers. Neither team has won a game yet. Yuck.

  12. Man O Man, The Raiders fans still bitter about Khalil Mack and the Bears 100% fleecing their pathetic Raiders!

    Wait until he plays against the Raiders if you think this was bad.

    Also, as usual I was wrong, Mitch looked much improved last night. He continues to prove me wrong on a game by game basis.

  13. His play reminded me how he played the 2nd half vs the saints & the whole game vs philly a couple yrs back. that’s why the Vikes didn’t resign him.

  14. It’s funny that everyone whines about Titans-Jaguars – which is still being talked about today – but no one says anything about having to watch a Mitch Trubisky vs Case Keenum blowout on Monday Night Football…

  15. Rdog says:
    September 24, 2019 at 9:02 am
    It’s funny that everyone whines about Titans-Jaguars – which is still being talked about today – but no one says anything about having to watch a Mitch Trubisky vs Case Keenum blowout on Monday Night Football…
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    Whiners gonna whine.

  16. Look at it this way, Skins fans. If you lose next week and then lose to the Patriots, you’ll be as close to taking that number 1 pick from the Dolphins as anybody. That should make the Skins-Phins tilt all the more interesting. Hope they flex that one into primetime. Get your buffalo wild wings ready.

  17. Keenum looked like he was running the Statue of Liberty play on that one strip by Mac lol … I was watching that play thinking why are you holding the ball up there like in mid throwing motion , protect it ! Keenum was playing hero QB waiting and waiting to throw to a guy coming open but just didn’t have the time , if he’d played smart QB we could of maybe won that game , all said and done I’d still take Keenum over Mitch any day

  18. Here comes an offseason in which the first seven head coach candidates decline and then we try to convince ourselves that Mike McCarthy is totally going to change the way things are done around here.

  19. Mike Shereck says:
    September 24, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Also, as usual I was wrong, Mitch looked much improved last night. He continues to prove me wrong on a game by game basis.

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    30th ranked defense in the league. He chews them up like the Bucs last year. Put him against a Top 10, heck, even a top 15 and he disappears. Frustrating!

  20. Look at it this way, Skins fans. If you lose next week and then lose to the Patriots, you’ll be as close to taking that number 1 pick from the Dolphins as anybody. That should make the Skins-Phins tilt all the more interesting. Hope they flex that one into primetime. Get your buffalo wild wings ready.

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    We have played maybe 3 of the top 5 defenses in the league our first 3 games that’s a tuff draw for a team with many new parts on offense and we get the Pats after the Giants , so that’s 4 of the top 5 defenses ? … on another note our defense is pathetic and won’t keep us in any games period … Giants win next week.

  21. ESPN and the NFL should start paying people to watch Monday Night Football, that was some pretty awful football. Mitch has a long way to go to be an NFL QB, but at leas the Bears defense is good enough to carry them far. Washington seemed like they did not want to be there at all, Keenum is horrible and Jay looks like he is looking forward to getting fired and out of the Snyder/Allen hell. Manusky should have been fired last year, the LB’s looked totally lost on any pass play, several times the receiver ran right by them and they did nothing, which made Mitch look good. Finally, Tes and Boog are horrible, why did ESPN keep them.

  22. The Skins need to fire the entire front office and coaches, period! This team has quit on Jay Gruden, it was so obvious last night. Very embarrassing to call myself a Skins fan, so I may be headed to Baltimore. I’m done with an organization that doesn’t give a damn about winning anymore.

  23. 2 things: Is there a glut of horrible teams this year? I see maybe 2-3 wins out of Washington. Keenum was a one hit wonder and got so extremely lucky with his final year in Minnesota.

    Also, if anyone think Trubisky jump started the offense you must not have eyes. In reality, most of his receivers (save for the TD pass I will give him credit for) were wide open. Washington was in the I don’t feel like covering anyone coverage. He doesn’t pass the eye test. The Bears will live and die on their defense getting turnovers and scoring points. Against good teams, you will not get 5 turnovers.

  24. TrubiskyIsGarbageAndTheBearsShouldHaveDraftedMahommes says:
    September 24, 2019 at 10:40 am

    2 things: Is there a glut of horrible teams this year? I see maybe 2-3 wins out of Washington. Keenum was a one hit wonder and got so extremely lucky with his final year in Minnesota.

    Also, if anyone think Trubisky jump started the offense you must not have eyes. In reality, most of his receivers (save for the TD pass I will give him credit for) were wide open. Washington was in the I don’t feel like covering anyone coverage. He doesn’t pass the eye test. The Bears will live and die on their defense getting turnovers and scoring points. Against good teams, you will not get 5 turnovers.

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    Please note that this kid is a Lions fan that thinks Stafford who has been the QB for the Lions for over a decade has yet to win a playoff game.

    Trubisky and his back up QB (LOL Chase Daniel) also swept our Lions last year and will be doing that again this year.

    more salt please.

  25. I dont care what the stats say, Trubisky still looked terrible yesterday. He is just not accurate past 5 yards. He threw that pass right to Norman who was 2-3 yards behind the receiver.

  26. bobmillion says:
    Finally, Tes and Boog are horrible, why did ESPN keep them.
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    I think they are way better than they were last year. Witten was terrible.

  27. jacunn2000 says:
    September 24, 2019 at 8:05 am
    Bears were dominant. Kase Keenam is a descent back up at best

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    The ascent backup was on IR.

  28. Case isn’t the problem. Against that rush, the Skins could have played Sammy Baugh and the result would have been the same. No, the Redskins problems are far more profound and systemic— horrible owner, atrocious general manager, bad coach, bad defensive coordinator. Case is almost besides the point.

  29. Fail to the Redskiiins
    Fail victoreee (0-3!)
    Failures on the warpaaath
    FAIL for Old DC!

    Here we go 4-12, here we go!
    Here we go 4-12, here we go!

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