Redskins Keep Slim Playoff Hopes Alive

Backup quarterback Todd Collins threw for two touchdowns as the Washington Redskins beat Chicago 24-16 to stay in the NFC playoff hunt.

Collins entered the game after Jason Campbell suffered a dislocated left kneecap in the second quarter, a few plays after hurting his throwing elbow. Collins tossed a 21-yard touchdown pass to Todd Yoder in the second quarter to put the Redskins ahead 7-0. Collins was 15-of-20 for 224 yards, including a 21-yard TD toss to Ladell Betts that put Washington ahead 24-13 in the fourth quarter.

Mike Sellers had a one-yard touchdown run for the Redskins, who
improved to 6-and-6 despite rushing for just 60 yards on 24 carries.

The Bears also finished the game without their starting quarterback, losing Rex Grossman to a knee injury in the first quarter. Backup Brian Griese threw interceptions on consecutive passes in the second quarter, finishing the game 27-of-45 for 295 yards and a TD.

The Bears fell to 5-and-8.