Redskins’ win a case study in who they are

WASHINGTON — On a rainy, windy day in Chicago, it was again clear that the Redskins are growing, but by inches, not miles.

The Redskins’ 24-21 win over the Bears managed to be both satisfying and less than convincing. The Redskins scored touchdowns on their first two possessions, and it looked like the rout was on. Instead, the Redskins had to hold on and were helped when Robbie Gould missed a potential game-tying field goal.

The win over the Bears is who the Redskins are: They are not the Panthers, who crushed the Falcons on Sunday, 38-0.

The 2015 Redskins are a work in progress with character. Unless they are playing the Saints, the Redskins do not have the ability yet to dominate.

The Redskins do seem to have a connection with each other. They respond to adversity and more and more often are making big plays late in games. The commitment to Kirk Cousins is paying dividends — he is solid when has to be and showing he is capable of being spectacular when he needs to be.

In the below . 500 world of the NFC East, the Redskins are above the rest, but just barely. For now, that is more than acceptable, because the Redskins are showing they are capable of even more.

Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson is Senior Sports Director and morning sports anchor. He first arrived at WTOP in 1989, left in 1992 and returned in 1995. He is a three-time winner of the A.I.R. award as best radio sportscaster in D.C. In 2008 he won the Edward R. Murrow award for best writing for sports commentaries.

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