Commanders vs. Bears - Week 5
As far as bounce-back games go, this is a pretty good one given the current state of affairs within the Chicago Bears. Things are not going well in the Windy City despite some significant investment in playing personnel this offseason, so this is a good chance for the Washington Commanders to take advantage of such dysfunction with the NFL world watching.
This is the first primetime game under Josh Harris' ownership group, so one should expect a real spectacle. But for Ron Rivera and his staff, getting another win in the column is their primary objective.
Chicago is in disarray currently. Justin Fields is having some significant problems under center and their defense has yet to meet expectations either - a dangerous combination considering how many jobs are seemingly on the line.
Much will depend on whether the Bears pull themselves together by this point, but this represents a tremendous opportunity for the Commanders to announce themselves on the national stage. Something that would put them right into the postseason picture heading into the midway point.
Prediction: Win (4-1)
The Commanders can ill-afford any complacency given their own urgent need to make strides with Harris' group of wealthy investors assessing everything associated with the franchise. But based on what we've seen over the opening fortnight, they have more than enough in their locker to get the job done.