Skins and Bears spin tale of turnovers; Caps thrash Thrashers; Wizards on the road; Jaime Moreno retires from DC UnitedWednesday, October 27th, 2010
Equaling its win total of last year, the Redskins defeated the Chicago Bears Oct. 24 at Soldier Field 17-14. Even with the win, it was ugly. There were nine turnovers. The Redskins had three of those nine turnovers, while the Bears had six. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler threw four turnovers in the second half to Skins corner back DeAngelo Hall. This tied an NFL record with four interceptions in a game Hall returned one of those four interceptions 92 yards for a touchdown.Also, Redskins defense tackle Albert Haynesworth played in the game after sitting out last week due to various issues.
Next up, the Skins travel to Detroit’s Ford Field to face the Detroit Lions Halloween at 1:00 p.m. on Fox.
After losing two games to the Boston Bruins, the Washington Capitals defeated the Atlanta Thrashers 4-3 in overtime Saturday night, Oct. 23, at the Verizon Center. Three of those four goals netted for the Caps came by Alexander Semin. That equals a hat trick. In overtime, Tomas Fleischmann lit the lamp when he deflected a Eric Fehr slap shot to give the Caps the victory. Another stat for the Caps: the Verizon Center’s 65th consecutive sell-out.
This week the Caps play back-to-back at the Carolina Hurricanes and the Minnesota Wild, Wednesday and Thursday.
Also this week, the Washington Wizards 2010/2011 season campaign starts Thursday night as the Wizards travel to Orlando to face the Orlando Magic with a 8:00 p.m. tip-off on nationally televised TNT.
Lastly, DC United’s season came to an end Saturday night as they fell 2-3 to Toronto FC. This marked DC United’s captain Jaime Moreno good-bye. Moreno played 14 seasons with DC United and is the only MLS player to score over 100 goals and 100 assists. Moreno was also, on every DC United team that won a championship. United ended the 2010 season in dead last of the Eastern Conference with a record of six wins, 20 losses, and four ties.