CHICAGO (AP) —Kirk Cousins and the Washington 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, thanks to another late miss by Robbie Gould.
Cousins threw for 300 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, and the Redskins hung on for a 24-21 victory over the Bears after Gould missed a 50-yard field goal.
Washington (6-7), which came in tied with Philadelphia and the New York Giants for the NFC East lead, went ahead by three early in the fourth quarter on Dustin Hopkins’ 47-yard field goal. It stopped a nine-game road losing streak dating to last season.
The Bears (5-8) were in position to score after Jay Cutler hit Alshon Jeffery with a 50-yard pass that put the ball on the Washington 35. The usually reliable Gould, who missed the potential winner at the end of regulation in last week’s overtime loss to San Francisco, got a chance to redeem himself.