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Bears begin prepping for home finale

Two days after their deflating 30-27 loss to the Packers, the Bears return to the practice field Tuesday to begin preparing for Saturday's home finale against the Redskins.

The Bears (3-11) will look to avoid their fourth three-game losing streak of the season. They've dropped five of six since their bye week with their only win coming Dec. 4 against the 49ers.

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Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery had six catches for 107 yards and a touchdown against Washington in last season's matchup.

The Redskins (7-6-1) have lost three of their last four, including a 28-15 home defeat Monday night to the Panthers. Washington is led by quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has completed 67.5 percent of his passes for 4,360 yards with 23 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a 98.3 rating.

His favorite targets are Pierre Garcon (71 receptions for 851 yards and 3 TDs), Jamison Crowder (64-828-7), Jordan Reed (61-646-5) and DeSean Jackson (49-857-4).

The Bears trail the all-time series with the Redskins 25-23-1 and have lost six straight, their longest current skid against any team. The Bears lost the last meeting 24-21 on Dec. 13, 2015 at Soldier Field. The Bears scored two TDs in a 2:18 span late in the third quarter to turn a 21-7 deficit into a 21-21 tie. But after a Redskins field goal, Robbie Gould missed a 50-yard attempt with 1:40 remaining. The Redskins entered the game having won just one of their previous 19 road contests.

Entering Week 16, the Bears rank 15th in the NFL in offense (22nd rushing and 14th passing) and 9th in defense (23rd against the run and 6th versus the pass). The Redskins rank 3rd in offense (18th rushing and 2nd passing) and 29th in defense (22nd versus the run and 26th versus the pass).

ChicagoBears.com will provide all the latest news throughout the week from Halas Hall. Coach John Fox will address the media Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and special-teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers will be available Tuesday, while offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains will speak Wednesday.

The Bears' regular schedule moves up one day because their game against the Redskins is on Saturday, not Sunday (which is Christmas).

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