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Week 6 of the NFL regular season begins with an NFL inter-divisional contest between two of the weaker teams in the league: Washington Commanders and Chicago Bears. But they are actually well-matched and that is likely to result in a close game.
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Here are the details you need to watch this week’s Thursday Night Football game:
- Who: Washington Commanders (1-4) at Chicago Bears (2-3)
- When: Thursday, October 13th (EDT)
- Where: Amazon Prime.
Coverage of Thursday Night Football begins at with kickoff at . Play-by-play will be provided by Al Michaels with analysis by Kirk Herbstreit. Kaylee Hartung provides sideline reporting. Pregame and postgame analysis will be provided by Tony Gonzales and Richard Sherman.
About This Commanders-Bears Game
The Washington Commanders and Chicago Bears both enter this game struggling and hoping that a win here will help propel their season into a positive direction. The situation is especially dire for the 1-4 Commanders while the 2-3 Bears can improve to .500 with a solid performance at Soldier Field.
Washington opened its campaign with a 28-22 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars but bring a four-game losing streak into this primetime contest. There is also some team turmoil after head coach Ron Rivera said that “quarterback” is the main reason why other NFC East teams are ahead of them. Recent and ex-Washington quarterback Alex Smith had a sharp retort, saying that blame should be “spread around,” not placed solely on Carson Wentz.
The Bears had been 2-1 but also bring a losing streak into this matchup. Theirs is at two games. However, Chicago is 2-0 at home and 0-3 away from the Windy City, so, if that form continues, the Bears will in fact claim this game and return to the .500 mark.
There was some self-blame for Chicago’s last defeat, a 29-22 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in which the Bears were driving for a tying touchdown in the final minutes before wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette fumbled. By his own words, he should have gone out of bounds instead of attempting to gain a few more yards.
Pretty much everyone ranks these two teams near the bottom of the pack but the Bears are universally considered the stronger team. It’s strange then that sportsbooks have this game as even or, at most, Bears -1.0. (Moneyline for both teams is roughly -110.)
The total (over/under) has fluxuated quite a lot. It opened around 40 but has dropped to as low as 38. The consensus is for Chicago to win by a score of around 19-20.
Amazon Prime Video is the only source for complete coverage of Thursday Night Football. Those dedicated to cable or satellite are out of luck.
You can watch Amazon Prime Video on pretty much every streaming device. Our review provides the complete list. But you can count on most everything currently in use including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, and Android and iOS mobile devices.
Thursday Night Football is also available on NFL+ for just $4.99/mo. But it limits you to watching on a mobile device. Amazon provides the only way to watch on your smart TV. But NFL+ also allows you to watch Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football, and your local Sunday afternoon games. See our NFL+ review for more information.
How to Live Stream All the Week 6 NFL Games
The rest of the Week 6 games air on traditional TV channels. Here’s this week’s schedule:
- Sun Oct 16 : San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons (Fox)
- Sun Oct 16 : New England Patriots at Cleveland Browns (CBS)
- Sun Oct 16 : New York Jets at Green Bay Packers (Fox)
- Sun Oct 16 : Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
- Sun Oct 16 : Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins (Fox)
- Sun Oct 16 : Cincinnati Bengals at New Orleans Saints (CBS)
- Sun Oct 16 : Baltimore Ravens at New York Giants (CBS)
- Sun Oct 16 : Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers (Fox)
- Sun Oct 16 : Carolina Panthers at Los Angeles Rams (Fox)
- Sun Oct 16 : Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks (Fox)
- Sun Oct 16 : Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)
- Sun Oct 16 : Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles (NBC)
- Mon Oct 17 : Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers (ESPN)
Assuming you have local CBS and Fox affiliates, all local games are available over the air. Just set up a digital antenna. But you can also stream them with live TV streaming services like FuboTV, DIRECTV STREAM, and Hulu + Live TV.
You can also learn how to watch those Sunday afternoon games in our out-of-market viewer’s guide.
Featured image cropped and adjusted from Chicago Bears Marquess Wilson – Washington Redskins David Amerson by Jack Kurzenknabe (Public Domain).
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