The Bears will play their final of five preseason games at 7 p.m. (CT) Thursday in Chicago. Here's how you can watch and listen to the contest:
The game will be televised in the Chicago area on FOX 32. It can also be seen in some parts of Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin (the Chicago Bears Network viewing area), featuring Kyle Brandt (play-by-play), Jim Miller and Corey Wootton (analyst) and Lou Canellis (sideline reporter). Outside of Chicago, the Chicago Bears Network viewing area includes Rockford, Champaign, Springfield/Decatur, South Bend/Elkhart, Davenport/Rock Island/Moline, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines/Ames, Fort Wayne, Madison, Peoria/Bloomington, Evansville, Terre Haute and Lafayette. Check local listings.
The contest will be broadcast on WBBM Newsradio 780 AM and 105.9 FM, with Jeff Joniak (play-by-play), former Bears guard Tom Thayer (analyst) and Mark Grote (sideline reporter). The game will also be broadcast across the Chicago Bears Radio Network.
The pregame show airs one hour prior to kickoff. The postgame show from the locker room features exclusive analysis at ChicagoBears.com and CBSChicago.com/Bears.
Fans can follow game action on ChicagoBears.com and the team's other social media channels as well as via the official Chicago Bears app.
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Fans in Mexico, the UK and the Chicago Bears Network viewing area (see above) can live-stream the game online.
Both teams will rest their starters in the final preseason game. With starters sitting, backups will be competing for jobs and the last few spots on the roster. Though most roster spots are accounted for, anticipate Bears reserves trying to impress one last time before the final 53-man roster is announced Saturday.
ALL ABOUT THE FANS
For the final preseason game, the Bears are encouraging fans to make it a family event. The team has assembled a number of family-friendly activities taking place around Soldier Field prior to kick off. For fans watching from home, the team is opting for a new kind of television broadcast. The television call will feature a three-man booth and focus on engaging with fans and previewing the 2018 season.
The Bears are 12-2-1 all-time against the Bills in the preseason. The Bears won their last preseason contest against the Bills in 2011, edging them 10-3.