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CHICAGO – With the bulk of the starters – except for the offensive line – pulled midway through the second quarter, the Bears were coasting until Washington’s Brandon Banks returned a punt 91 yards for a touchdown to make it a 17-10 game. To make matters worse, Bears veteran punter Adam Podlesh suffered a hip injury while trying to tackle Banks on the return and is doubtful to return, leaving rookie Ryan Quigley as the only healthy punter on the roster.
However, the Bears did bounce back as Jason Campbell connected with Eric Weems on a 33 yard completion that set up a Robbie Gould 28-yard field goal with three seconds on the clock to give the Bears a 20-10 lead at halftime.
Campbell finished the quarter going 6 of 10 for 102 yards and a 94.6 quarterback rating.
Gould also hit from 45 yards earlier in the quarter. Redskins kicker Neil Rackers booted a 28-yard field goal to put Washington on the board.
The Bears wrapped up the first half with 262 total yards after managing just 132 total yards last week versus the Denver Broncos.Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall and Michael Bush stole the show for the Bears in the opening quarter but rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery led the team with three catches for 62 yards.