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Monday Night Football open thread: Chicago at Washington

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Week 3 comes to a close with two future Lions opponents facing off.

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Chicago Bears v Denver Broncos Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Week 3 of the National Football League closes with a matchup quite relevant to Lions fans.

The Chicago Bears travel to Washington sitting at 1-1 in the NFC North, but the season so far has been an offensive struggle. The Mitchell Trubisky-led offense has yet to score a passing touchdown, and they have only mustered a mere 19 points. They barely escaped the Broncos with a win, having been gifted precious seconds and questionable penalties. Their defense remains an elite unit, sure, but without an effective offense, they will struggle in a competitive division.

Washington, meanwhile, is sitting a 0-2 in the NFC East, but both losses were to division rivals. A 32-27 loss to the Eagles and a 31-21 loss to the Cowboys put Washington at the bottom of the division, but in each game, they have outscored the Bears’ offense in both of their games combined. Despite the loss of Derrius Guice, the connection between Case Keenum and rookie Terry McLaurin has been fantastic. The bulk of the carries will fall to veteran Adrian Peterson, but do not count out the pass catching specialist Chris Thompson. Keenum has some weapons to work with, but he will face a tough foe against the Bears.

Come watch Monday Night Football with us as two future Lions opponents square off.

Date: Monday, September 23, 2019
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Location: FedEx Field—Landover, MD
TV: ESPN
Announcers: Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland & Lisa Salters
Online Stream/Replay: Watch ESPN, NFL Gamepass