4 bold predictions for the Commanders vs. Bears in Week 5

The Commanders must take care of business on Thursday Night Football.

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Commanders beat Bears in dominating fashion

So far into head coach Ron Rivera's fourth season at the helm, the Washington Commanders boast just four wins by 14 or more points. It hasn't been often in his 54-game tenure that the team has soundly beaten their opponents.

Not winning in a sloppy nail-biter or an exciting shootout, but playing four complete quarters of dominating three-phase football against an obviously overmatched opponent is possible. Something the Commanders could achieve if they buck up their ideas on defense.

In other words, winning in an overwhelmingly convincing fashion and leaving no doubt about who the better team was on the field. That is the goal for Rivera and Washington with a primetime audience watching.

While a win against the current dumpster fire that is the Chicago Bears represents the minimum expectation, beating them by at least two touchdowns shows that this current Commanders' team can execute in all phases to a winning standard without playing down to an opponent they should objectively obliterate.

Bold Prediction: The Commanders take care of business emphatically in front of a frenzied home crowd. Washington 33, Chicago 17.