The NFL opens up Week 5 with a matchup that doesn’t appear ideal on paper, but offers some upside based on recent performances. The Washington Commanders host the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football, with kickoff scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET on Amazon Prime Video.
The Bears are 0-4 and coming off a brutal loss to the Denver Broncos. Chicago had struggled all season but jumped on top of Denver 28-7. Quarterback Justin Fields was back on track and maybe the team was ready to turn a corner. Things went south in a hurry. The Broncos scored a touchdown with 14 seconds left in the third quarter and added 17 more points in the fourth quarter to secure a 31-28 comeback win.
The Commanders are 2-2 and are in the midst of a two-game losing streak. They opened the season 2-0 and then got crushed by the Buffalo Bills in Week 3. This past Sunday, they played a strong game against the Philadelphia Eagles, even managing to tie the game as time expired in regulation. They came up short as the Eagles kicked a game-winning field goal in overtime, but Washington is still showing some life.
Washington is a 6.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook and the point total is installed at 44.5. A year ago, the two teams also met on Thursday Night Football. The Commanders won an ugly 12-7 contest after scoring nine points in the fourth quarter.
How to watch Bears vs. Commanders on Thursday Night Football in Week 5
Date: Thursday, October 5
Start time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Live stream: Prime Video
TV channel: N/A
Location: FedEx Field, Landover, MD
Odds: Commanders -278, Bears +225
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