Commanders Top Bears in Another Thursday Night Football Slog

The Washington Commanders outlasted the Chicago Bears in a hard-fought 12-7 win that came down to the final second and maybe even the final inch. It was a night to forget for both offenses. The Commanders tallied a mere 214 total yards and 14 first downs, and Bears quarterback Justin Fields managed a middling 154 net passing yards and took five sacks, sabotaging his team's impressive 238 rushing-yard effort.  

The game got off to a rough start, with the Bears and Commanders holding each other scoreless until the final minute of the first half when Washington took the lead with a 48-yard field goal. The Bears took the lead in the third quarter on a dramatic 40-yard touchdown pass to Dante Pettis that would be the team's only score.

The Bears followed their greatest triumph of the game with their greatest failure. After forcing a punt from the Commanders' 37-yard line, the Bears fumbled on their own six-yard line. Commanders running back and comeback king Brian Robinson retook the lead for his team on a one-yard touchdown scamper to put the Commanders up 12-7.

After the Commanders missed a 48-yard field goal attempt, the Bears got one last chance at the lead on the final drive of the game. A 39-yard run from quarterback Justin Fields set the team up with a first and goal on the Commander's five-yard line, but the Commanders hung tough with a goal-line stand, denying Darnell Mooney on fourth down and securing the win. 

The Commanders move to 2-4 ahead of a Week 7 matchup against the Green Bay Packers, and the Bears fall to 2-4 with a Monday Night Football game against the New England Patriots looming.

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