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Pre-Gamer: Redskins vs. Bears



    Pre-Gamer: Redskins vs. Bears
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    This Sunday, the Washington Redskins will come to town as three-point underdogs and with a 3-3 record, but don't underestimate them.

    The offensive line will have their hands full: The already troubled offensive line will face one of their biggest tests this Sunday. Washington's LaRon Landry is the league leader in tackles, while Brian Orakpo has five sacks. They will want to eat Jay Cutler for lunch. O-line Mike Tice has placed the blame squarely on the players, but seems to forget that he did a poor job using the pre-season to teach the line their schemes.

    Ready to run: The Redskins are not good at stopping the run, giving up more than 120 yards per game. The Bears exploited the Panthers weakness in run defense and let Matt Forte shine. Will Mike Martz switch up the plays and give Forte the ball already?

    Homecoming dance
    : South Sider Donovan McNabb and former Bear Rex Grossman won't be the only Redskins returning home on Sunday. Phillip Daniels will not only be returning to Chicago, but he will get a chance to see his son Davaris play on Friday night for Vernon Hills High School. Davaris will play for the University of Notre Dame next year. 

    Healthy D is a happy D: Lance Briggs is expected to return this Sunday, and the timing couldn't be better. Running back Ryan Torain is coming off of a hot game against the Colts, and will need to be stopped by Briggs and Urlacher.

    On the rebound: The Bears D will look to bounce back from last week's terrible game against the Seahawks. McNabb has thrown five interceptions and has been sacked 14 times this season, so expect the Bears to exploit those weaknesses.

    Weather: Thunderstorms and a high of 70 are predicted for Sunday, meaning the run game could be even more important if Soldier Field gets wet and sloppy.