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The defense continues to make fundamental and critical errors.
It was a strange game defensively for the Redskins. The unit was dominant at times in the first half and easily bottled up the Bears offense.
But things came off the rails once starting quarterback Jay Cutler was injured and replaced by Josh McCown. In the second half, McCown routinely had far too much time to pick out an open receiver.
Those receivers were usually open because the secondary continues to be a liability.
More than just blaming one unit though, Washington's defense is undermined by its nasty habit of making fundamental mistakes.
Outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan failing to hold contain on the edge led directly to Matt Forte's 50-yard touchdown burst.
Then there was safety Brandon Meriweather hitting late and leading with his helmet for most of the game. He gifted the Bears yards at crucial times.
It doesn't matter how much scheming Haslett does, if he can't get his players to observe the basics, this defense will continue to be wildly inconsistent.
It would be a shame for a porous defense to let down an offense that finally seems set to get back to its prolific best.