By Jim Owczarski
The Vikings have had a lingering problem at quarterback all season.
Getting past Washington in D.C. will give the Bears two weeks to heal and set themselves for a run through the toughest part of their schedule — Green Bay, Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis.
Coach Marc Trestman expressed concern over the Bears’ failure to stop opponents on third downs. He has reason to worry.
Why it’s never too meaningful to talk about strength or weakness of schedule until seasons are over:
The Bears have 13 different teams on their schedule. Nine of them lost this weekend.