Week 6 in the NFL gives the Bears a turning point to their season - a game against the similarly-2-3 Atlanta Falcons for a chance at .500. With full realization, of course, this is a 2-3 Bears team in a division with two 3-2 teams and another 2-3 team. The division's too jumbled at this point to say a win on Sunday would be season-saving, but it could go a long way to righting the ship.
The Falcons have dealt with several injuries to their offensive front. They have a very strong collection of skill players at wide receiver and running back. Their defense also hasn't been able to stop anybody with consistency this season.
Stop me if this sounds familiar. Well, until I get to Devin Hester and special teams, anyway.
How can you follow the action tomorrow?
Game Time: Sunday, October 12, 4:25 PM ET / 3:25 PM CT
Location: The Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
TV: It's the late FOX game with Justin Kutcher and the return of David Diehl. Which makes me feel infinitely better that I'll be at the game. If you want to know what else is playing around you, here's the 506.
Radio: The Bears' radio call can be heard over at WBBM 780, and their audio is streamed on the 780 web site.
Online Streaming: Not happening, as we don't condone illegal streaming here. Here's something from 2013 that has some thoughts for you.
Other Online Streaming: The WCG Sunday Livestream is taking a week vacation (it's hard for me to pack concisely and bring a PS4 and my capture device). We'll be back next Sunday morning.
Odds: Atlanta opened as three point favorites. Here's the full SBN Odds Page.
Pick: I hate this, because I pick to win, and the Bears lose. But I press on, undeterred - Bears 27, Falcons 20.
What about watching with you guys?: If you want to follow us for whatever insight we offer, there'll be the game threads to socialize with other Bears fans. On the Twitter, we can be found at@WindyCGridiron, @Kev_WCG, @SJS_illini, and@wiltfongjr.
Next Week: The Bears welcome the Miami Dolphins to Soldier Field.
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