Exhale, Chicago Bears Nation. Your long wait is over.
In a stunning turn of events that could not have been predicted by anyone, the Chicago Bears rolled over the Washington Commanders by a score of 40-20 on Thursday evening, snapping the longest losing streak in franchise history at 14.
This game’s significance should not be understated. The ramifications of a loss to the Commanders, when compiled with the losing streak and all of the recent events surrounding the Bears, could have spelled the end for many in the Bears organization.
I know we should have our blinders off and recognize that this is still a 1-4 football team, but Chicago, we deserve to be happy. Enjoy this; let it bring joy to you as it did me.
These are the five biggest takeaways from the Chicago Bears’ win against the Washington Commanders on Thursday evening.
1. Chicago’s newest D.J. dropped a banger against the Commanders
This is it. This is what Chicago imagined.
D.J. Moore completely took over the game against the Commanders, racking up over 230 yards and three touchdowns in a performance that reminded many of what was going through our heads on that fateful night that we traded for him.
In fact, it probably should’ve been even better. The referees unexplainably called Moore out-of-bounds on a catch in the second half, but upon review, it clearly looks as if he stayed in bounds. That would’ve likely been another 30 yards and a touchdown on Moore’s final stat line.
He was quite literally unstoppable. The Commanders swapped defenders on him all night to no avail. He was the hardest player on the field to tackle every time he touched the ball. It was clear that Washington could not stop him, and Fields smartly locked onto him as a result.
The ludicrous debate about D.J. Moore being a true WR1 should end now. It is not hard to imagine a world where Moore wasn’t saddled with some of the worst quarterbacks in the league and he’s properly respected as a Top 10 WR in the NFL.
Alas, I’m glad that is not the case as we were able to obtain him and we will reap the benefits of his talent for years to come. I cannot wait to see what D.J. writes for the next chapter in his Chicago story.