Washington packs away win from trip
CHICAGO — Kirk Cousins and the Redskins figured they had to get a road win somewhere to have a chance of winning their division. They found what they were looking for in Chicago. And they can thank another late field goal miss by Robbie Gould.
Cousins threw for 300 yards and a touchdown and Washington hung on to beat the Bears after Gould missed a 50-yard field goal.
Washington remained tied with Philadelphia for the NFC East lead; the Giants can rejoin them if they beat the Dolphins tonight.
Washington went up three early in the fourth quarter on Dustin Hopkins' 47-yard field goal and stopped a nine-game road skid dating to last season.
"It feels good to win, especially on the road," Cousins said. "…It took special team plays, defense plays, offensive plays, it took a lot of different guys making plays, contributing to finding a way."
It also took one big miss by a slumping veteran kicker
"They got in range. I've got to make it," Gould said.