Skip to main content

News | Washington Commanders -

Commanders vs. Bears preview | A primetime rematch


The Washington Commanders are coming back to FedExField to take on the Chicago Bears for Week 5. Here's everything you need to know about the game.


Date: Oct. 5

Time: 8:15 p.m. ET

Location: FedExField (Landover, Maryland


  • Al Michaels (Play-by-play)
  • Kirk Herbstreit (Analyst)
  • Kaylee Hartung (Sideline)


  • Julie Donaldson (Host)
  • Bram Weinstein (play-by-play)
  • London Fletcher (analyst)
  • Washington Commanders Radio on the Washington Commanders Broadcast network can be heard on BIG 100 (WBIG-FM), the flagship station for Washington Commanders Football. Download the free iHeartRadio app or ask your smart device to "play BIG 100 on iHeartRadio." Check out the Washington Commanders Radio Network affiliates, HERE.
  • The Commanders' Spanish radio broadcast featuring Moisés Linares and Juan Romero can also be found on the iHeartRadio app.


  • The Commanders broadcast for Week 3 will air on Amazon Prime and will include Al Michaels as the play-by-play announcer, Kirk Herbstreit as an analyst and Kaylee Hartung as the sideline reporter. Sign up for Amazon Prime to watch tonight's matchup HERE.
  • Prime Video is the home of Thursday Night Football. Each week, coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT with kickoff at 8:15 p.m. ET/5:15 p.m. PT.
  • Simply put, if you have access to the Internet, you have access to Prime Video and Thursday Night Football games. If you are an American Prime Member. you already have full access to all of Prime Video's offerings. If not, you can easily sign up for a free 30-day trial and begin watching immediately.
  • Prime Video's Thursday Night Football matchup will be prominently displayed on and on the Prime Video app. Live sports are supported on Web browsers and on more than 650 connected devices via the Prime Video app. Including: Amazon devices such as Fire TV and the Fire Tablet, set up boxes, media players (Roku, Google Chromecast, Apple TV), game consoles (Xbox, Playstation) smart TVs, as well as tablets and mobile phones running iOs or Android.


  • Washington will play their first of two primetime regular season games this week when they host the Chicago Bears. It is the first time Washington will host a TNF game since defeating the Giants in Week 2 of the 2021 season.
  • Washington is 2-0 against the Bears all-time on Thursday Night Football, defeating them at FedExField in Week 14 of the 2007 season and at Soldier Field in Week 6 last season.
  • Washington has a 23-21-1 overall record against Chicago and a 13-11-1 record at home. This is the first time Washington will host Chicago since 2019 and the second time they will play the Bears on Thursday Night Football at FedExField.
  • Washington is looking to win their third-straight Thursday Night game and fourth-straight Thursday game overall. Washington has never won three consecutive Thursday Night games.



  • Head coach Ron Rivera (4th season in Washington)
  • Assistant head coach/offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy (1st)
  • Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio (4th)
  • Special teams coordinator Nate Kaczor (5th)


  • Head coach Matt Eberflus (2nd in Chicago)
  • Offensive coordinator Luke Getsy (2nd)
  • Special teams coordinator Richard Hightower (2nd)

The Washington Commanders have begun warming up at Lincoln Financial Field for their Week 4 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photos by Emilee Fails/Washington Commanders)



  • Passing Yards -- QB Sam Howell (961)
  • Passing TDs -- QB Sam Howell (4)
  • Rushing Yards -- RB Brian Robinson Jr. (261)
  • Rushing TDs -- RB Brian Robinson Jr. (3)
  • Receiving Yards -- WR Terry McLaurin (212)
  • Receiving TDs -- RB Brian Robinson Jr., WR Terry McLaurin, WR Jahan Dotson and TE Logan Thomas (1)
  • Tackles -- LB Cody Barton (37)
  • Sacks -- DE Montez Sweat (3)
  • Interceptions -- CB Emmanuel Forbes Jr. and CB Kendall Fuller (1)


  • Passing Yards -- QB Justin Fields (861)
  • Passing TDs -- QB Justin Fields (7)
  • Rushing Yards -- RB Khalil Herbert (196)
  • Rushing TDs -- RB Khalil Herbert (2)
  • Receiving Yards -- WR DJ Moore (301)
  • Receiving TDs -- WR DJ Moore and TE Cole Kmet (2)
  • Tackles -- SLB T.J. Edwards (51)
  • Sacks -- DE Yannick Ngakoue (1)
  • Interceptions -- LB Jack Sanborn and S Quindell Johnson (1)



  • Total offense -- 20th (307.8 YPG)
  • Scoring offense -- 17th (22.3 PPG)
  • Passing offense -- 20th (201.3 YPG)
  • Sacks allowed -- 32nd (24)
  • Rushing offense -- 17th (106.5 YPG)
  • Third-down offense -- 31st (25.8%)
  • Total defense -- 21st (352.5 YPG)
  • Scoring defense -- 29th (30 PPG)
  • Passing defense -- 20th (230 YPG)
  • Sacks -- T-7th (13)
  • Rushing defense -- 21st (122.5 YPG)
  • Third-down defense -- 17th (39.6%)
  • Time of possession -- 12th (31:00)
  • Turnover differential -- T-24th (-3)


  • Total offense --21st (305.3 YPG)
  • Scoring offense -- 22nd (22.3 PPG)
  • Passing offense -- 24th (186.3 YPG)
  • Sacks allowed -- 31st (17)
  • Rushing offense -- 13th (119.0 YPG)
  • Third-down offense -- 19th (38%)
  • Total defense -- 28th (383.3 YPG)
  • Scoring defense -- 31st (34.3 PPG)
  • Passing defense --29th (267.8 YPG)
  • Sacks -- 32nd (2)
  • Rushing defense -- 18th (115.5 YPG)
  • Third-down defense -- 32nd (58.9%)
  • Time of possession -- 23rd (28:05)
  • Turnover differential -- 28th (-6)

Related Content