- The Chicago Bears (2-3) are 1-point home favorites over the Washington Commanders (1-4)
- Carson Wentz threw a back-breaking interception from the 1-yard line with 6 seconds left in Sunday’s loss versus the Titans
- Thursday Night Football on Prime Video kicks off from Soldier Field in Chicago on October 13 at 8:25pm ET
Last week’s Thursday Night Football game between the Colts/Broncos was so bad that it became an instant classic of sorts. Even legendary announcer Al Michaels couldn’t help himself from poking fun at the terrible quality of play.
The joke, of course, is that Bears vs Commanders looks like an even worse matchup on paper. Before we check the odds on the Week 6 game, here’s where you can find the best Super Bowl betting tips and the top betting sites for NFL football in 2022
Bears vs Commanders
|Spread||Money Line||Total Points|
|Washington Commanders||+1.0 (-110)||-102||Ov 38 (-110)|
|Chicago Bears||-1.0 (-110)||-118||Un 38 (-110)|
Ron Rivera on borrowed time?
Matt Rhule became the first NFL coach fired this season on Monday. It’s fair to wonder if Ron Rivera is the next man to go. In Week 5, the Commanders dropped their fourth-straight game after the Titans intercepted Carson Wentz on their goalline with just six seconds to play.
On Monday, a reporter asked Washington’s head coach why other NFC East teams were off to a faster start. Rivera bluntly replied, “Quarterback,” suggesting that Wentz could soon be replaced by rookie Sam Howell. However, a loss to the Bears on Thursday could mean the end for Rivera, who has a 15-23 record since taking over in 2020.
"Why do you think the teams in the division are farther ahead at this point?"
Ron Rivera: "quarterback"
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) October 10, 2022
Chicago loses a close one
While Chicago’s 2-3 record is similar to the Commanders’ 1-4 mark, the vibes around Matt Eberflus’ club are considerably better. The Bears scored 19 unanswered points in a tight 29-22 loss to the Vikings on Sunday. Rather than quit, they pulled themselves out of a 21-3 hole.
Justin Fields played his best game of the year, throwing for a season-high 208 yards with a touchdown, no interceptions and 47 yards on the ground. A stat line that almost included an additional 52-yard TD run that was negated by a penalty.
Turnover Prone QBs
Washington had six sacks and 13 QB hits of Ryan Tannehill in their 21-17 loss to the Titans in Week 5. Their defensive line should be able to get to Fields. Chicago’s sophomore QB has been sacked 18 times this season. A number only surpassed by Matt Ryan (21), Matthew Stafford (21) and his Thursday Night Football opponent Carson Wentz (20).
Wentz has also thrown six interceptions this year while putting the ball on the ground six times. Fields has six fumbles as well, with four picks. Both are turnover machines, but Wentz has thrown for 700 more passing yards and six more TDs.
This Justin Fields TD run was nullified by a penalty but it was AWESOME.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 9, 2022
Bears vs Commanders
Oddsmakers have installed Chicago as a one-point favorite at Soldier Field with a rock-bottom game total of 38 points. Poor Al Michaels. What did he do to deserve this?
Both these franchises are among the worst teams in the NFL, but the Bears are simply playing smarter football — despite their numerous limitations — than the sloppy Commanders. Expect Washington to fire Rivera if he loses on Thursday as the club will have a 10-day break until Week 7 kicks off.
Final Score Prediction: Chicago 23, Washington 17
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