The Bears were defeated by the Commanders 12-7 on Thursday night at Soldier Field as a result of a plethora of errors made by them, including two costly turnovers and no points on three red-zone opportunities.
With 1:49 remaining in the game, Commanders kicker Joey Slye missed a 48-yard field goal attempt, giving the Bears (2-4) the ball at their 38 and an opportunity to grab the lead.
To get to Washington's five, quarterback Justin Fields ran 39 yards down the left side of the field.
However, Fields threw to receiver Darnell Mooney on fourth-and-goal from the 4, and Mooney intercepted it short of the goal line to give the Commanders the victory (2-4).
Coach Matt Eberflus remarked, "Our defence did an excellent job of rising up there when we didn't get that fourth down and forcing a missed field goal."
In order to give ourselves a chance to win it at the end, we drove it all the way down the field, but we didn't punch it in.
And after driving it the full length of the field to give ourselves a chance to win it at the finish, we decided not to punch it in.