Aug 23, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) in the huddle before a play against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals vs. Bears: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Time and Predictions


Aug 23, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long (75) against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Week one of the season and teams are all hoping to get off on the right foot. The Cincinnati Bengals and the Chicago Bears are meeting up at Soldier Field to battle it out to get that first win of the year.

Where: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL

When:  September 8, 2013,  1:00 PM ET

Watch: CBS, Jim Nantz, Phil Simms

Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket, Game Rewind

Bengals Player to Watch: A.J. Green

Jun 11, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) goes up to catch a pass during minicamp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

A.J. Green is one of the top receivers in the league. He will make all the catches and ranks right up there with Calvin Johnson. He makes the Bengals offense run. He can bail out the team on 3rd downs and is a threat in the red zone.

Bears Player to Watch: Brandon Marshall

Aug 23, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall (15) against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Bears have a threat of their own at wide receiver. Brandon Marshall is one of the most gifted receivers to play the game and can make things happen after the catch. It will be a pleasure to watch both these receivers put up big time stats in this game.

Matchup to Watch: Charles Tillman vs A.J. Green

Aug 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs (55) and cornerback Charles Tillman (33) during the first half against the Cleveland Browns at Soldier Field. The Browns beat the Bears 18-16. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

This will be fun to watch. Tillman is one of the best at poking the football out, while A.J. Green is one of the best at bringing anything thrown in his direction in.

Prediction

A new head coach and a new offense shouldn’t go smoothly right out the gates, but I have a feeling that the Bears will get things rolling. It will be a fight though and could be a defensive struggle.

Bears 20, Bengals 13.

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