Winners, losers as Bears beat Commanders on TNF to end 14-game skid originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
At long last, the Chicago Bears are back in the win column.
Chicago entered Week 5 as one of the NFL’s last two remaining winless teams, having dropped 14 straight games dating back to last season.
But the Bears looked far from an 0-4 squad on Thursday…at least for the game’s opening 30 minutes.
Chicago shockingly raced out to a 27-3 halftime lead over the Washington Commanders at FedExField in Landover, Maryland. The Bears then looked like they could be headed for a second straight second-half collapse before ultimately securing a 40-20 victory.
Here are the winners and losers as the Bears improved to 1-4 and the Commanders dropped to 2-3:
Winner: DJ Moore
Four catches for 126 yards and a touchdown would a stellar final stat line for a wide receiver. But DJ Moore had those numbers in the first quarter alone.
The Bears went to Moore early and often, with Fields hitting him for a 58-yard gain and a 20-yard touchdown on the game’s opening possession.
Moore found the end zone again early in the second quarter, this time making an incredible contested catch off a perfect pass from Fields.
It was Moore who then sealed win No. 1 for Chicago with a 56-yard catch-and-run to the end zone in the game’s final minutes.
The sixth-year wideout finished with eight catches for a career-high 230 yards and the three scores. After his two-catch, 25-yard Bears debut, Moore has eclipsed the 100-yard mark in three of the past four games.
Loser: Anyone who’s playing vs. DJ Moore in fantasy
In PPR fantasy football leagues, Moore racked up a whopping 49 points. Good luck to anyone playing him this week.
Winner: Justin Fields
Fields has now strung together consecutive strong performances after a disappointing start to his sophomore campaign. The former No. 11 overall pick made plays with his arm, completing 15 of 29 passes for 282 yards and four touchdowns, and his legs, picking up 57…