The Bears will host the Minnesota Vikings Monday night at Soldier Field at 7:30 p.m. (CT). Here’s how you can watch and listen to the Week 5 contest:
The game will be broadcast nationally by ESPN and locally on WGN Channel 9, featuring Sean McDonough (play-by-play), Jon Gruden (analyst) and Lisa Salters (sideline).
The contest will be broadcast on WBBM 780 AM and 105.9 FM, with Jeff Joniak (play-by-play), former Bears guard Tom Thayer (color analyst) and Zach Zaidman (sideline reporter). The game will also be broadcast across the Chicago Bears Radio Network as well as in Spanish on WVIV 93.5 FM and WRTO 1200 AM.
The game can also be heard live on Sirius/XM channels 83 and 81 and internet channel 805 and 819.
The WBBM pregame show airs three hours prior to kickoff. The postgame show from the locker room features exclusive analysis at ChicagoBears.com and CBSChicago.com/Bears.
Fans can follow game action on ChicagoBears.com and the team’s other social media channels as well as via the official Bears app Chicago Bears Official App.
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Here’s everything else you need to know about the game:
The contest will mark the first NFL start for rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, the second overall pick in the draft. The North Carolina product steadily improved throughout offseason practices and training camp. He then exceeded expectations in the preseason, completing 36 of 53 passes for 364 yards with three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 106.2 passer rating.
Trubisky, who served as the No. 2 quarterback the first four weeks of the regular season, replaces veteran Mike Glennon, who committed eight turnovers in the last three games.
The Bears (1-3) will look to win their second straight home game two weeks after defeating the Steelers 23-17 in overtime at Soldier Field. They’re also seeking their second consecutive home victory over the Vikings following a 20-10 win last Halloween night.
Minnesota will enter Monday night’s contest at 2-2 after beating the Saints 29-19, losing to the Steelers 26-9, defeating the Buccaneers 34-17 and falling to the Lions 14-7.
The Bears trail the all-time series 58-52-2 and have lost four of the last five matchups. The Bears lost the last meeting 38-10 on Jan. 1, 2017 at US Bank Stadium. The Bears committed five turnovers that the Vikings turned into 24 points. Minnesota scored on its first three possessions to take a 17-0 lead. Bradford passed for 250 yards and three touchdowns. Jordan Howard rushed for 135 yards, setting the Bears’ single-season rookie rushing record.
Entering Week 5, the Bears rank 23rd in offense (12th in rushing and 27th passing) and 8th in defense (6th against the run and 15th versus the pass). The Vikings rank 6th in offense (17th in rushing and 8th passing) and 12th in defense (3rd against the run and 24th versus the pass).