1:00 PM ET, December 21, 2003
CHICAGO (AP) -- Paul Edinger ignored the gusting winds and the memories of the two makable field goals he'd already missed as he walked onto the field, thinking of nothing but his target.With the winds howling again, Edinger focused on the left upright and kicked -- hard. Most in the stadium figured it was another miss as the ball sailed left and low, but not Edinger.
Hasselbeck will be in the second or third tier of available quarterbacks during this particular offseason. He's going to be competing with Mark Brunell and probably Kurt Warner as well as a couple excellent quarterbacks coming out of the draft. There will be more than a few teams hurting that will need someone though, and I'm sure his name will pop up.
Question on the Bears: If Dick Jauron stays, do you expect any changes among the coordinators?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
After beating Chicago in six straight games, Washington has lost the last two. ... Booker caught a pass in his 57th straight game, tying a franchise record. ... Bailey left the game with face lacerations.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.2||5.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||4:48||JOHN HALL 27 YD |
Drive: 4 plays, 0 yds, :13
|TD||5:01||MARTY BOOKER 59 YD PASS FROM REX GROSSMAN (PAUL EDINGER KICK) |
Drive: 1 plays, 59 yds, :15
|FG||12:15||PAUL EDINGER 19 YD |
Drive: 12 plays, 73 yds, 5:32
|TD||14:12||CHAD MORTON 36 YD PASS FROM ROD GARDNER (JOHN HALL KICK) |
Drive: 4 plays, 63 yds, 1:57
|TD||14:44||LAVERANUES COLES 14 YD PASS FROM TIM HASSELBECK (JOHN HALL KICK) |
Drive: 6 plays, 50 yds, 1:23
|TD||6:37||JUSTIN GAGE 11 YD PASS FROM REX GROSSMAN (PAUL EDINGER KICK) |
Drive: 13 plays, 68 yds, 6:37
|TD||14:26||ANTHONY THOMAS 3 YD RUN (PAUL EDINGER KICK) |
Drive: 12 plays, 81 yds, 6:41
|TD||2:08||LAVERANUES COLES 19 YD PASS FROM TIM HASSELBECK (JOHN HALL KICK) |
Drive: 5 plays, 63 yds, 2:42
|FG||14:55||PAUL EDINGER 45 YD |
Drive: 13 plays, 51 yds, 5:02