Urlacher at loss for words

Brian Urlacher had five tackles against the Redskins and no words to describe the loss. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

CHICAGO -- Forgive Brian Urlacher for being a little flustered when trying to sum up the Chicago Bears' 17-14 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

"Disappointing, frustrating, all the adjectives or verbs, whatever they're called, I don't know what they're called, whatever you want," Urlacher said.

"We had a chance to win there, and we went out in the second half and didn't start out well. We did get a few takeaways in the second quarter, third quarter, even the fourth quarter we had a turnover, but we didn't take advantage of them enough on defense."

In reality, the defense did plenty to win this game, forcing three turnovers and limiting the Redskins to one offensive touchdown -- the other Washington touchdown came on DeAngelo Hall's 92-yard interception return. Not only were the Bears forced to play without linebacker Lance Briggs (ankle) for much of the game, Washington enjoyed a tremendous field-position edge thanks to the Bears' putrid offense.

But the Bears are now 4-3, and must deal with the ramifications of losing their second straight home game to an NFC opponent.

"Every game is [a must-win]," Urlacher said. [There are] nine games left, we'll save those for later in the season."

Those must-win games may be coming sooner than the Bears expected.