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Know Your Enemy: The Washington Redskins

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Redskins come to Chicago this Sunday with a 3-3 record, but their record doesn't say much about their abilities as a team. Two of those three losses have been last-minute heartbreakers. What else do you need to know? Here's your guide to all things Redskins (with an assist from Neil Diamond):

    He Ain't Heavy, He's My Haynesworth: The Redskins caused a big stir during the pre-season when new coach Mike Shanahan required high-priced star Albert Haynesworth to pass a conditioning test because he didn't attend off-season workouts. Since then, he's been a small presence for Washington, notching six tackles and zero sacks.

    Hello Again: Jay Cutler will be playing against his old coach, Shanahan, who was fired after the team lost their last three games in 2008 and failed to make the playoffs. After Shanahan's departure, the Bears traded for Cutler, undercutting the Redskins, who were also trying to trade for the QB.

    Solitary Man
    : Donovan McNabb had a cool reception by the Redskins faithful. After all, the Mt. Carmel alumnus had played 11 seasons for Washington's nemesis, the Philadelphia Eagles. But wins over the Eagles, Cowboys and Packers have helped warm up the fanbase.

    Forever in Blue Jeans: Tight end Chris Cooley is still working through the effects of a concussion. Running back Clinton Portis has not played in the last two games, and is not expected to recover from his groin injury by Sunday.

    And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind
    : This will be the 40th meeting of the Bears and Redskins. Chicago has a slight edge, leading the series 20-18-1.