It was over when:
At the start of the 4th quarter Redskins QB Robert Griffin III found WR Devery Henderson over the middle on a deep post to score a touchdown. The touchdown would put the Redskins up by 3 scores, the deficit was to much for the Bears to overcome on this night.
The Redskins advance to the divisional round of the playoffs for the second straight year and for the second straight year the will travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers.
Robert Griffin III had an outstanding game for the Redskins. He had 1 interception, threw 4 touchdowns, completed 17 of 27 passes and finished the night with 303 yards passing.
Dropped passes and inability to make plays on defense were part of the reason the Bears lost tonight. Part of that reason was due to the fact they were without two key players on offense, quarterback Jay Cutler was injured in the last game of the season, wide receiver Earl Bennet was out with broken ribs and on defense middle linebacker Brian Urlacher.
Chicago Bears head coach Lalo Contreras was asked in the post-game conference if he believed that was why the Bears lost tonight – “A little bit you know, Cutler could of maybe made a difference but we had other guys that should of stepped up tonight but didn’t for whatever reason. Injuries are part of the game, everyone needs to step their game up and come through in situations like these, unfortunately not many did.”
This was the second meeting between the Bears and Redskins this season, the Bears won the first meeting at home back in week 3 by a final of 13-28
The Redskins are the first NFC team to win back to back wild card games.