For both the Chicago Bears and Cincinnati Bengals, the preseason has been full of ups and downs.
The Bears, operating under a new coaching staff, are 2-0. The first-team defense, which has been a problem area for the last two seasons, got a bit carved up by Ryan Tannehill in Week 1, but it looked much better last week against the high-octane Indianapolis Colts, as offseason signing Pernell McPhee thoroughly dominated Indy’s offensive line.
“I had the mindset that I wanted to be physical and attack,” said McPhee. “I did that all week in practice and it just translated to the game. We all had that mind and that swag that last week wasn’t good enough.”
Judging by how the Bengals’ offense looked on Monday night, McPhee, Jared Allen and Co. may just give Cincinnati nightmares in this one. After a clinical showing in Week 1, Andy Dalton and the offense looked atrocious during prime time against the Tampa Bay Bucs, tallying as many turnovers (two interceptions, one fumble) as points on seven first-half possessions.
With the third preseason game serving as the most important, it will be key for Cincy to move the ball better.
Kickoff for this one is at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday night. It will be broadcast on WFLD in Chicago and WKRC in Cincinnati (check here for a full list of affiliates), but if you can’t make it to a TV, here’s how to watch online and on mobile:
Watch Bears vs. Bengals Online
Viewers can watch this game–and all preseason games–live online via NFL Game Pass. The package doesn’t require a cable subscription, but it does cost $99.99 for the entire season. NFL.com is offering a free seven-day free trial.
Also note: NFL Network will show a replay of the game on Monday, August 31, at 3 a.m. ET. If you have the log-in info for a cable subscription with access to NFL Network, you can watch that live online at NFL.com. You’ll need a cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know, to access the stream.
Watch Bears vs. Bengals on Mobile
Mobile and tablet users with a subscription to NFL Game Pass can also watch the game on the NFL Mobile app. You can download the app for free in the App Store , the Google Play store or the Windows Store.
Additionally, users can with access to NFL Network can watch the replay of the game on the NFL Mobile app.
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