Monday Night Observations

I needed two things to happen in this game: (1) Redskins cover; and (2) Terry McLaurin score 14 PPR points. I can live with one out of two.

The first half was one of the worst in recent memory, and given the inventory, you know it was terrible. But the second half picked up with the Redskins showing a pulse on offense, despite Case Keenum making egregious mistakes against a tough defense.

Keenum wound up with good fantasy stats, but three picks, four sacks, two lost fumbles (he would have lost a third but for a defensive penalty) and two bad throws on two-point conversion tries are why the Redskins lost by 16.

McLaurin (who looks like a star) and Paul Richardson both made catches in traffic the entire second half. And Chris Thompson looked like the player who set the league on fire early in 2018 with excellent burst every time he touched the ball. Adrian Peterson was more or less himself, running hard, but without any wiggle.

Just think how good the Bears would be had they taken Deshaun Watson or Patrick Mahomes instead of Mitch Trubisky. Matt Nagy’s schemes make it easy for Trubisky, but he has no touch or accuracy, despite the strong completion percentage Monday night.

Taylor Gabriel had the big game with three scores, but Allen Robinson is still the only target on which you can count.

David Montgomery is the bell cow, but the Bears didn’t run that many plays, so he only had 13 carries. He’s not especially fast, but he runs hard and is tough to bring down.

The Redskins are not a doormat. Their defense got pressure, and their offense moved the ball. I wouldn’t be surprised if Dwayne Haskins were the starter for Week 4, though.

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