The Washington Redskins will open the season against the Chicago Bears on Sunday in their season opener, with their season-opening victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 10 marking the first time since 2008 that they haven’t won the AFC East title.
The Redskins’ playoff hopes are not over, but the Bears have a long way to go to clinch the NFC East and have to take care of business against the Saints and the defending NFC champion Cowboys before the season ends.
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What to expect from the Bears: The Bears will be looking for their fifth straight victory against a division opponent in a bid to extend their winning streak to 16 games.
The last time they won the division was in 2015, when they took down the Saints in Week 7 to win their first division title.
If the Bears win Sunday, they’ll move past the Packers and Giants to claim the NFC North.
They’ll also have a shot to extend the streak at least to 18 games with the loss of the Eagles and Giants.
The Bears are 0-5 against division rivals in the playoffs since 2009, and have not made the postseason since 2010.
The Saints are 0 for 6 against division opponents since 2010, and are 0 in the postseason.
The Cowboys have won their last five games against division foes, including a win over the Packers in Week 13 in the 2017 season finale.
The Giants are 1-5 since 2010 and have lost their last six games against NFC West foes, losing at the Panthers and Bears in Week 16.
The Chiefs are 0 of 9 against division adversaries since 2012, but have lost to each division rival four times in the past five seasons.
The Panthers are 1 of 6 against NFC East foes since 2012 and have won each of their past six games.
What’s at stake: There’s a chance the Redskins could finish with the worst record in the league this season if they lose to the Bears and lose to San Francisco.
The Eagles are the only team in the NFC West that has a winning record against the Bears, and the Redskins will need to do better to close the gap to the Chiefs.
If they lose against the Chiefs and win over Chicago, they would win the division and go on to win another NFC East title in 2019.
The Dolphins would finish with a losing record against divisional foes, but would likely be favored against the Rams and Titans.
If that happens, they’d finish with an NFC East division title and be tied with the Packers for the second wild card.
This is the fourth time the Redskins have been outscored in the divisional round since 2010 but have won all five games.
How to watch the Bears game: NFL Network will televise the game at 1 p.m.
ET on Sunday.
NFL GamePass subscribers can stream the game on their mobile devices using NFL Game Pass, a subscription-based service that offers a digital experience for NFL games.
If you’re on an NFL mobile device, the best way to watch is to watch it on your computer, iPad or Kindle Fire HD+ tablet.