Justin Fields threw for four touchdowns for the second straight game, completing 15 of 29 passes for 282 yards, no turnovers and a 125.3 passer rating while rushing for 57 yards on 11 carries.
The defense did its part, recording a season-high five sacks and two takeaways.
The Bears (1-4) dominated the first half on both ends of the floor. Their offense scored on all five possessions – highlighted by Fields’ three touchdown passes. The defense managed just 84 yards and didn’t allow a first down until early in the second quarter when the Bears led 17-0.
The Commanders outscored the Bears 17-3 to start the second half, narrowing the gap to 30-20 early in the fourth quarter. But Moore responded with another big play in the win, leaping high over cornerback Kendall Fuller, catching a pass from Fields and racing down the left sideline 56 yards.
With this victory, the Bears ended their 14-game losing streak dating back to last year.
The game opened with the Bears leading 7-0 when Fields threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Moore in the left corner of 3rd and 14. Fields capped the six-play, 75-yard drive with a 58-yard completion to Moore on third-and-9 from the Chicago 26.
The defense then forced Andrew Billings to throw down running back Brian Robinson Jr. on a first-and-3 play that fell one yard short of the Commander’s 34.
The Bears extended their lead to 10-0 on Cairo Santos’ 22-yard field goal. The kick came after Khalil Herbert sprinted 34 yards to the Washington 13. Herbert tricked cornerback Emmanuel Forbes Jr. into the game with a dazzling dropback move.
In the first quarter, the Bears held decisive advantages in total yards (199-12) and first downs (7-0).
Moore’s show continued early in the second quarter, with the veteran receiver leaping over a defender in the left corner of the end zone to catch Fields for 11 yards on third-and-6 The touchdown pass gave the Bears a 17-1 lead. 0 leads.