As the Bears are close to kicking off against the Washington Commanders on Thursday night, let's look at what's at stake for them.
The Bears currently own a 14-game losing streak. It's the longest losing streak in franchise history and the longest active skid in the NFL.
The last time the Bears won was Oct. 24, 2022 --- nearly a calendar year from this writing. That win marked their Week 9 win over the New England Patriots amid a league-worst three-win season.
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They'll have a chance to end that streak on Thursday.
Ahead of the game, the Bears activated Teven Jenkins. He spent the first four weeks on injured reserve with a leg injury.
NFL.com's Tom Pelissero reported the team released Nathan Peterman as a corresponding move. As a byproduct of Jenkins' activation, the move made Tyson Bagent --- the undrafted Division-II rookie quarterback --- Justin Fields' understudy for the night.
Chase Claypool will not play on Thursday night, too. The Bears will make the wide receiver a healthy inactive for the second straight game in a row. He will stay at home for the game, as he has not been in the Bears' building this week.