Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Redskins-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

About the Author

Dan Parr

dparr@pfwmedia.com
Associate editor

Recent posts by Dan Parr

Kuechly wins PFW/PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m.

CB Munnerlyn hoping to stay with Panthers

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 1:38 p.m.

Who is the Falcons' most underappreciated receiver?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 11:06 p.m.

Are White-Jones NFL's best WR tandem?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 12:12 p.m.

Related Stories

TE Bennett says he's a Bear

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:14 p.m.

Chicago Bears: 2013 team needs

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m.

Bears DT Melton receives franchise tag

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 9:15 p.m.

Bears OT Webb arrested on drug charges

Posted Feb. 27, 2013 @ 3:15 p.m.

Trestman 'excited' to be Bears coach, work with Cutler

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:03 p.m.

Bears release WR Knox

Posted Feb. 12, 2013 @ 11:04 a.m.

Trestman's patience, smarts will suit him well

Posted Jan. 23, 2013 @ 11:39 a.m.

Tucker takes over Bears' defense

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 6:21 p.m.
Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
By Dan Parr

Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Week Seven game between the Redskins and Bears.

Bears DE Julius Peppers vs. Redskins OTs Trent Williams and Jammal Brown

Peppers had one of his quietest games as a Bear against Seahawks rookie OLT Russell Okung last week. He was held to two tackles and still is stuck on two sacks after not making one in either of the past two games.

He'll get a chance to bounce back against another rookie this week in Redskins OLT Trent Williams, who has held up surprisingly well while protecting Donovan McNabb against elite pass-rushing talent like Dwight Freeney, Clay Matthews, DeMarcus Ware and Mario Williams.

Trent Williams, the fourth overall pick in this year's draft, has shown great athleticism, which will help him against the speedy, long-armed Peppers.

The Bears give Peppers the freedom to move from side to side, so he could opt to rush against ORT Jammal Brown, who has a tendency to set high in pass protection. Peppers usually will do a good job of keeping his pad level low, and McNabb will be in danger if Peppers consistently gains leverage over Brown.

McNabb has been sacked eight times in the past two games, so Peppers and his teammates on the defensive line, who will need to step up when Peppers gets double-teamed, could have multiple opportunities to hit the Redskins' veteran quarterback.

Comments ()


ABOUT TRUST ONLINE