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Kirk Herbstreit Shares Early Thoughts On Bears vs. Commanders Thursday Night Game

Kirk Herbstreit.

Week Six in the NFL is about to get started.

The Washington Commanders will visit the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football. 

The matchup may lack offensive star power, but Kirk Herbstreit, who will call the game alongside legendary play-by-play man Al Michaels for Amazon Prime, believes there will still be some compelling storylines to watch.

"About to head over to @SoldierField for @NFLonPrime with the @Commanders and the @ChicagoBears. 7 pm ET pregame show start and game to follow at 8 pm! Both teams need a win early in the year — both QB's under the microscope. Looking forward to this match up!" -- Kirk Herbstreit

Herbstreit, the longtime college football analyst who is calling Thursday Night NFL games this season, noted that both the Bears and Commanders need a win and that both teams' quarterbacks have something to prove.

Both squads enter Thursday's matchup on losing streaks. The Commanders have lost four games in a row after a win to open the season. The Bears have dropped two straight to fall to 2-3.

One of the primary issues for both teams has been quarterback play. Justin Fields and the Bears rank last in the NFL in passing yardage by 180 yards. Commanders coach Ron Rivera, meanwhile, made headlines this week when he answered a question about why the team hasn't been able to keep up with the rest of the NFC East by saying "quarterback."

Rivera has since apologized for his comments, but he put a target on Carson Wentz's back regardless. Wentz, who has thrown three interceptions over the past two games, could have a short leash if he continues to turn the ball over.

Will either Wentz or Fields find success through the air? Will we see another so-bad-it's-good Thursday nighter? Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. EST.