The Chicago Bears face the Washington Commanders tonight for a Week 5 Thursday Night Football showdown.
The Commanders nearly beat the mighty (and undefeated) Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4, losing in overtime 34-31. In the team’s first season under the new Magic Johnson-led ownership group, the Commanders are 2-3. But whereas the Commanders faced the nearly unstoppable Eagles team last week (A.J. Brown had such a good game he got “randomly” drug tested quickly after), beating the Bears in Week 5 may prove easier.
Coming into Week 5, the Bears delivered the Denver Broncos their first win. Sadly, the Bears still haven’t won their first game of the 2023 NFL season yet.
Bears fans are nothing if not devout. There’s no need to panic just yet. The team may be 0-4, but if they keep this up they’ll own the first two draft picks of the 2024 NFL Draft. That’s something, isn’t it?
How to watch the Chicago Bears vs. the Washington Commanders game
The Thursday Night Football game between Bears and Commanders will start Oct. 5 at 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m. PT). It will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime. If you’re not an Amazon Prime member yet, but you want to stream the game, Prime is offering a one-week membership for just $1.99.
Already an Amazon Prime member? You can tap the button below to watch the game, or stream it via the Amazon Prime Video app on your phone, tablet or smart TV.
Waiting for the game to start? Check out Amazon’s new Thursday Night Football store
If you’re waiting for today’s game to begin, now is a great time to check out Amazon’s new Thursday Night Football store. Every week, Amazon updates the store with the best fan gear and gift ideas for fans of the two teams playing. (You’ll also see some of Amazon’s best— remember, that sale starts next Tuesday.)
This week, the Amazon TNF store is filled to the brim with the best Chicago Bears fan gear and the best Washington Commanders fan gear you can buy through the retailer, including jerseys, team flags, T-shirts, hoodies and more. Tap the button below to head directly to the Thursday Night Football store page on Amazon.
Starting in 2022, Amazon became the exclusive carrier of Thursday Night Football (TNF). This season, Prime ups its coverage with a riveting Thursday Night Football schedule that includes all 14 playoff teams from the 2022-2023 NFL season.
Thursday’s pre-game coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. PT).
Using AI-driven technology, Prime will display defensive alerts that highlight the player most likely to be able to blitz the quarterback. The feature uses real-time data and AI, which tracks players movements before the snap. All the new tech will live inside Prime Vision, Amazon’s alternate Thursday Night Football stream with various graphic overlays on the screen that give viewers real-time data and analytics.
In addition to TNF, this season’s Black Friday game, which will be played Week 12 on November 24 — Miami Dolphins vs. the New York Jets — will air exclusively on Amazon Prime, as well.
Amazon Prime is $1.99 for the first week. After one week, Prime is $14.99 per month ($139 annually) for all Thursday Night Football games, the NFL’s first-ever Black Friday game, two-day shipping and Prime deals on Prime Day and Amazon Prime Day deals.
Watch the Bears vs. Commanders game on your phone with NFL+
If you want to catch this game on your phone — and all the amazing football ahead this season — check out NFL+. The premium streaming service, starting at $40 per year (or $7 per month), offers access to NFL Network. And yes, that includes games being broadcast out-of-market. To boost your NFL experience even further, you can upgrade to NFL+ Premium with NFL RedZone and watch up to eight NFL games simultaneously. A seven-day, free trial is available.
Top features of NFL+:
- You get access to all NFL preseason games, including those that are out of market.
- NFL+ lets you watch stream local and primetime regular season games on your phone or tablet, but not your TV.
- Includes the NFL Network (and NFL RedZone with NFL+ Premium), so it’s a good option for those who are looking to stream football on the go.
2023 NFL Season: Week 5
The 2023 NFL Season Week 5 schedule is below. All times listed ET. The game you see broadcast locally will depend on your geographical area. (*) Indicates broadcast is not available in all areas.
Thursday, Oct. 5
- Chicago Bears vs. Washington Commanders, 8:15 p.m. (Fox*/Prime Video)
Sunday, Oct. 8
- Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills live from London, 9:30 a.m. (NFL Network)
- New Orleans Saints vs. New England Patriots, 1:00 p.m. (Fox)
- Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1:00 p.m. (CBS)
- Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:00 p.m. (CBS, ABC*)
- Carolina Panthers vs. Detroit Lions, 1:00 p.m. (Fox*, You Tube TV/NFL Sunday Ticket)
- Houston Texans vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 p.m. (Fox*, You Tube TV/NFL Sunday Ticket)
- NY Giants vs. Miami Dolphins, 1:00 p.m. (Fox)
- Cincinnati Bengals vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. (Fox*, You Tube TV/ NFL Sunday Ticket)
- Philadelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. (Fox)
- NY Jets vs. Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
- Kansas City Chiefs vs. Minnesota Vikings, 4:25 p.m. (CBS, ABC*)
- Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)
Monday, Oct. 9
- Green Bay Packers vs. Las Vegas Raiders, 8:15 p.m. (ABC, ESPN)
Storylines we’re following in the 2023 NFL season
Important dates to remember:
- The 2023 NFL regular season runs today through Jan. 7, 2024.
- Playoffs are scheduled for January 13 through Jan. 28, 2004.
- Super Bowl LVIII is scheduled for Feb. 11, 2024 in Las Vegas.
Is this finally Dak Prescott’s time to shine? The Cowboys are off to a splashy 2023 season start, 3-1 coming into Week 5. QB Dak Prescott is pick-free, a huge improvement over last season. Prescott tied the league for the most interceptions and never played back-to-back games without a pick. Four games in, the Cowboys are primed to re-earn the title “America’s Team.” and Dak is making good on his promise to throw less interceptions than last season.
Taylor Swift is the only thing bigger than the NFL: While Swifties were quick to ‘ship Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift after the Eras Tour star showed up at Arrowhead Stadium during the Kansas City Chiefs Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears, Tay Tay herself seems all-in on her budding romance with the Chiefs superstar tight end. The Taylor-effect on the NFL has been massive, from Kelce gaining over half-a-million new Instagram followers in a day, to the NFL finding an entirely new fan base in Taylor-loving younger women — a coveted audience for the league. The NFL has fully embraced the league’s newest ambassador, friendship bracelets and all.
That 49ers defense is dangerous: Brock Purdy silenced naysayers last season when he took over after both QBs Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo suffered season-ending injuries. Coach Shanahan traded Lance and gave Purdy the starting job this season with little trepidation that the last pick of the 2022 NFL Draft had what it takes. Shanahan’s decision has paid off, the team is 4-0 and Purdy shows full command of the team. But the 49ers Nick Bosa-led defense is what could take this team to the Super Bowl in 2024.
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