Losing Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson and then winning five consecutive games shows you just never know what to expect when it comes to the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings saw their unbeaten streak fall in their last outing, a surprise loss to Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles, but they're ready to get back on track under the bright lights of Monday Night Football.
The Vikings will travel to face the NFC North rival Chicago Bears, a tall task in Soldier Field, but it's one the Vikings feel they can handle. The Vikings are 5-1, while the Bears are 1-6 on the season, owning a win over the rival Detroit Lions. That win was bookended by a pair of three-game losing skids.
Monday's game will be broadcast on television via ESPN, as usual, and a live stream will be available online via WatchESPN, with a link below.
The most recent skid includes close losses to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts, teams that haven't necessarily been the most competitive this year. After the Vikings, things get a bit easier for the Bears as they don't have another tough game until they play the Green Bay Packers in mid-December.
But they'd still like to get back in the win column sooner rather than later, and they'll try that with Jay Cutler at quarterback. Cutler has missed several games with a thumb injury, and in his absence, Brian Hoyer has been fairly decent. Hoyer completed 67 percent of his passes for 1,445 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions in limited time for the Bears.
Cutler, before his injury, had thrown just one touchdown and two interceptions. Whether or not he will actually make a difference in Monday's game against the Bears is anybody's guess. Hoyer was sacked just four times while playing a lot more than Cutler, who was sacked eight times before he went down with injury.
Below is all you need to know to watch Monday's game.
How to Watch Vikings vs. Bears on Monday
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.
Announcers: Jon Gruden, Sean McDonough, Lisa Salters
Online Streaming: Sunday Ticket | WatchESPN
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