The Chicago Bears host the San Diego Chargers in a nationally televised game on Thursday night. Chris Berman and Trent Dilfer are on the call for ESPN, and the game will be simulcast over the air in the local markets.
Both teams are still looking for their first preseason victory. The Bears are coming off a 24-17 loss to the Carolina Panthers in a game defined by turnovers. Jay Cutler and Matt Blanchard each threw an interception, contributing to Chicago's three turnovers.
The Bears managed only 70 rushing yards, with Blanchard's 26 yards leading the way. One bright spot was rookie Marquess Wilson, who had four catches for 82 yards. Wilson fell to the seventh round after a messy divorce from Washington State, but his talent is undeniable.
Philip Rivers looked sharp against the Seattle Seahawks defense, but the Chargers fizzled out when the backups came in, falling 31-10 as Tarvaris Jackson and Christine Michael shredded the defense. Charlie Whitehurst was atrocious, completing just 7-of-15 passes for 59 yards and two interceptions. He may end up losing the No. 2 quarterback job to Brad Sorensen. In injury news, Manti Te'o has a sprained foot and is in a walking boot. He will be out at least a week.
Thursday, Aug. 15, 8:00 p.m. ET
Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.
ESPN (Chris Berman, Trent Dilfer)
Local simulcasts: KUSI 51 (San Diego), WLS ABC 7 (Chicago)
Spanish broadcast: ESPN Deportes
Bears: WBBM-AM 780, WCFS-FM 105.9
Chargers: KIOZ-FM 105.3