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Morning Commute: Winning Ugly Is Still Winning

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If you add up all the points the Redskins have scored in their four wins this year it equals 62, just three points more than the Raiders scored n their 59-14 victory over the Denver Broncos yesterday. It may not be the most attractive brand of football on the planet (in fact it might rank among the least), but it's safe to say the Redskins are best equipped to win a certain type of game.

Heading into the game on Sunday the Bears were seen as underachievers, but still capable of being productive under the right circumstance. Between the play of Albert Haynesworth and the defensive line and the headline-stealing performance by DeAngelo Hall, the Bears never got the opportunity to find their rhythm.

Had the Redskins played better on offense, they could have put a score on the board similar to the Oakland game yesterday. They had some miscues and mistakes of their own, but what is most important is that they played well enough to win. The Redskins are now at 4-3, a stones throw from the NFC division lead.

If it was a television show, yesterday's game would not be one that would be picked up for syndication. Both teams played a really, really ugly game. But at the end of the day, style points don't factor into a team's final record. After they get what I'm sure will prove to be a pretty uncomfortable film session for some of the players out of the way, yesterday will count only as a win for the Redskins.

And that's all that matters.

Today's must-reads from around the SB Nation network:

  • Yesterday's win has given Hogs Haven a sixpack of the Mondays. 
  • Bullets Forever takes a look at the Wizards final roster. 
  • Testudo Times hands out the grades from the Terps' win over Boston College.

On SB Nation D.C. today: Justin Creech on what Mike Green's return will mean for the Caps. Scott Jackson channels Herm Edwards in Chain Reaction.