The Chicago Bears will be facing Robert Griffin III for the first time ever on Sunday.
Griffin is in the midst of his second season of his NFL career, and is facing early struggles with Washington Redskins this season like the team did last season.
Nonetheless, the last time the Bears played the Redskins was in 2010. That should be a memorable game for Bears fans as the team lost to the Redskins 17-to-14 at Soldier Field. That is not why the game should have been memorable. The game was memorable because of the performance of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. In the game, Cutler threw four interceptions. All four interceptions went to Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall. After the game, Cutler insisted that he had no regrets about his decision to target Hall and would do it again.
Hall is still with the Redskins so that will be something to watch on Sunday.
As of matter of fact, going back to historical record between the Redskins and Bears, the Bears currently have a four-game losing streak against the Redskins. The Bears have lost consecutive games against the Redskins in 2010, 2007, 2005, and 2004. The last time the Bears defeated the Redskins was in 2003. In that game, the Bears won 27-to-24. The starting quarterback for the Bears was Rex Grossman, the same quarterback that is backing up Griffin in Washington. In that game, Grossman passed for 249 yards to go along with two touchdowns. Anthony Thomas rushed for 141 yards and had 1 touchdown for the Bears.
Overall, the historical record between the Bears and Redskins could not be any more even than it already is. In the 47 games that the Bears have played the Redskins, the team has 23 wins and 23 losses to go along with 1 tie. Meaning whoever wins Sunday’s game will have the historical advantage.