Chicago Bears at Washington Commanders: Predictions, picks and odds for NFL Week 5 game

The Chicago Bears (0-4) are still seeking their first win in Week 5. They are 0-4 for the first time since 2000 after blowing a 21-point lead last week. Justin Fields and company travel to face the Washington Commanders (2-2) to open the week on Thursday night at FedEx Field.

It will be a battle of young quarterbacks as Fields only has one year of experience on Commanders rookie quarterback Sam Howell.

Last week, the Bears fell to the Broncos at Soldier Field as they played two AFC West opponents in two weeks. The Commanders have also lost two in a row after winning their first two games. They fell to the defending NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles on the road in overtime.

Last season, the two teams also faced on Thursday night in Week 6. The Commanders snuck away with a 12-7 victory.

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Commanders vs. Bears odds, moneyline, over/under

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  • Spread: Commanders (-6)

  • Moneyline: Commanders (-275); Bears (+220)

  • Over/under: 44.5

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Lorenzo Reyes: Commanders 25, Bears 17

Chicago’s season is on the brink of collapse. The coaching staff is in danger of losing the locker room, players have publicly expressed discontent and feelings of being misused and Washington has been a plucky side. The Bears are yet to cover a spread so I won’t back them until they give me reason to think otherwise.

Tyler Dragon: Commanders 23, Bears 18

The 0-4 Bears might be the worst team in the NFL right now. While the Commanders have played well outside of a Week 3 blowout loss to Buffalo. Washington’s defensive front should be able to cause trouble for the Bears, and Eric Bieniemy has the club’s offense playing better than expected.

Victoria Hernandez: Commanders 30, Bears 23

The Bears woes continue after blowing a 21-point lead at home last week. After the game, it was evident the team just isn't fired up enough and are satisfied with "good moments." The Commanders, on the other hand, have shown that they're hungry to compete with the big dogs and should take the home victory easy enough.

Jordan Mendoza: Commanders 30, Bears 20

After last week's implosion, it's hard to find any optimism for Chicago as they enter the Caleb Williams sweepstakes. Washington put up a good fight against the reigning NFC champions, and the offense has showed much more promise. Expect the Commanders to pull away from this one late in the game.

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