There’s no time to linger on the very recent, and very disappointing, past.
After the Washington Redskins dropped a final-second heartbreaker to the Dallas Cowboys last week, dropping a rare game at home this season, the squad is still sitting on top of the NFC East and still very much in control of its own postseason destiny. They just need to stay focused.
And that focus is now turned towards this weekend’s matchup, on the road, against the Chicago Bears, a squad that is coming off its own disappointing loss. So, what’s it going to take for the Redskins to bounce back?
Here’s what the early-week odds have to say about the Sunday afternoon matchup, per OddsShark:
Line: Chicago – 3
Moneyline: Washington +150, Chicago -180
What To Watch For
The Chicago Bears have a problem. A big problem. A problem that has to change. Soon. The Chicago Bears cannot win at home.
Since winning back-to-back games over Minnesota and Tampa Bay in November 2014, the bears have lost eight of their last nine games at home and are 1-5 at Soldier Field in 2015. That includes last week’s disappointing OT loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
So, how does Chicago change that? The Bears need to change their mindset at home and right tackle Kyle Long has a suggestion. He told ESPN:
I was thinking about this long and hard last night, and we put a big emphasis on being road warriors. You know, it’s so hard to go on the road and win in the NFL. I guess we might find that extra something when you go on the road. You know, when you know that it’s us against the entire stadium; that kind of gives you that extra juice. We have to be able to find that at home.
The Bears most recent home loss has all but knocked them out of the playoff run, but finishing out the season strong at home is a step in the right direction for a Chicago squad that has done a lot of good things this year.