Sunday marks the NFL debut of Marc Trestman, who the Bears hired from the CFL after firing Lovie Smith in the offseason. For the Bears to succeed this season, they will need more from quarterback Jay Cutler, who had one of his worse years last season -- much of that was due to the offensive line, sure, but Cutler is still at least partly to blame. The Bears spent the offseason upgraded their offensive line to give Cutler more time to find receivers.
The Bengals haven't had the success the Bears have had at the start of the season, losing four out of their last five season openers. But they have won their last two games against the Bears, one at home and one at Soldier Field. Cincinnati spent some cash maintaining their playoff roster from last season, but still missed out on winning a playoff game. The Bengals added tight end Tyler Eifert and running back Giovani Bernard to the mix, which should be enough to give most defensive units fits when you also throw in quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green.
Sunday, Sept. 8, 1 p.m. ET
Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.
The game is broadcast nationally on CBS.
Cincinnati: WKRC Local 12
Chicago: WBBM CBS 2
Verizon subscribers can watch games live with the NFL Mobile app (subscription required).
NFL Game Pass offers live online broadcasts to users outside the USA.
Bengals: 102.7 WEBN-FM / 1530 WCKY-AM
Bears: 105.9 WCFS-FM / 780 WBBM-AM