The Bears will play their first of four 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, Missouri, and Wisconsin (the Chicago Bears Network viewing area), featuring Adam Amin (play-by-play), Jim Miller (analyst) and Lou Canellis (halftime host). 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, Lafayette and St. Louis. Check local listings.
NFL Network will re-air the game on Saturday, August 10, at 10 a.m. (CT), Monday, August 12, at 3 a.m., and Wednesday, August 14, at 12 p.m.
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). Hector Lozano, Omar Ramos, and Carlos Mendez will call the game in Spanish for TUDN Deportes Radio 1200 AM and Latino Mix 93.5 FM. The game will also be broadcast across the Chicago Bears Radio Network.
Bears preseason games will also be streamed on chicagobears.com and via the Official Chicago Bears app brought to you by Verizon for users in the markets where the television broadcast is carried. For links to the stream on game days, please visit the homepage of chicagobears.com (link here: https://www.chicagobears.com/watch-live-games/web/pre/en/2019-pre-1-panthers-at-bears-en) or update and open the app.
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As the first game of the preseason, expect to see starters for a limited time, if at all. However, a few position and depth battles will be answered during the preseason, including the competition between Elliot Fry and Eddy Pineiro for the open kicker spot.
The Bears are 1-2 all-time against the Panthers in the preseason. The Bears lost their last preseason contest against the Panthers in 2013, 24-17.