What channel is the Vikings vs. Bears Monday Night Football game on tonight?

    The Vikings and Bears face off tonight on Monday Night Football in Week 15 -- on which channel and live streams can you watch the game?

    Who caps off the rare late-season Monday Night Football doubleheader tonight in Week 15? The Minnesota Vikings have an NFC North showdown with the Chicago Bears. With an extremely congested NFC Wild Card group, can Minnesota build off its Week 14 success to sneak into the playoffs, or will the Bears take down their divisional rival? Continue reading below for more information regarding the start time, channel, and live stream options for Monday Night Football in Week 15.

    In addition to the traditional Monday Night Football game, the Las Vegas Raiders will also take on the Cleveland Browns at 5 PM ET. This game was originally scheduled for Saturday [December 18] but was postponed due to a COVID outbreak.

    Who plays on Monday Night Football tonight?

    • Game: Minnesota Vikings (6-7) at Chicago Bears (4-9)
    • Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

    Monday Night Football | Channel, start time, live stream

    • Channel: ESPN, ESPN2 Manningcast
    • Time: 8:15 PM ET
    • Monday Night Football Live Streams:
      • ESPN App
      • Hulu + Live TV
      • fuboTV
      • NFL Mobile App

    What to expect from tonight’s Vikings vs. Bears game?

    The Vikings have played in 12 one-score games this season. Whether by virtue of an epic comeback or allowing an opponent to chip away at a substantial lead, Minnesota has given fans plenty of end-game drama in 2021. While the Bears are only 4-9, the Vikings gave Detroit their first win of the season.

    However, certain seats are much hotter at this point in the season, with a few jobs on the line in Minnesota. The records aren’t flashy, but these two divisional foes should provide an entertaining game tonight on Monday Night football.

    No Thielen, No Problem

    While the offense let off the gas a bit in the second half against Pittsburgh, how many teams give up a 29-point lead with 6:15 remaining in the third quarter? While the Vikings were without WR Adam Thielen, who sprained his left ankle against the Lions, RB Dalvin Cook returned from his injury and took care of business.

    The bruising back carried the rock 27 times for 205 yards and 2 touchdowns. WR Justin Jefferson continued to do his thing after being elevated to WR1. Outside of Jefferson, a question remained as to who would step up in Thielen’s absence. After finding a decent amount of space and scoring against Detroit, WR K.J. Osborn filled some big shoes in Week 14.

    The second-year wideout led the team with 83 receiving yards and made it to the end zone in consecutive weeks. Even if Thielen can play in some limited capacity tonight, QB Kirk Cousins should be able to have faith in Osborn to pick up the slack on Monday Night Football.

    Both run defenses tonight are comparable, with the Vikings being just a tad worse. However, Minnesota has a clear edge at RB with Cook over David Montgomery. If the Vikings’ defense can play as it did in the first half of Week 14, head coach Mike Zimmer should have no problem staying in the playoff hunt.

    Chicago needs to be disciplined tonight on Monday Night Football

    Given all the weapons Cousins has at his disposal (even with a banged-up Thielen), every mistake by the Bears will be magnified. The talent gap between these two offenses is obvious, and outside of a few pieces, the Bears need a major overhaul this offseason to support Fields.

    Fields has thrown 7 interceptions over the past five games. Protecting the football is the first priority if the Bears want to flip the Vikings’ season upside down. Special teams will also be critical this week, as Chicago’s Jakeem Grant Sr. has set up some fantastic returns, including a 97-yard punt return to the house in Week 14.

    Minnesota makes plenty of their own mistakes, but they have the ability to overcome them, as evidenced in many games this season. Meanwhile, there is often a clear point when Chicago is out of a game and can’t keep up. The Vikings parted ways with starting CB Bashaud Breeland after a verbal altercation and attempted physical altercation following Saturday’s practice. Nevertheless, Minnesota grabs another win to stay relevant in the NFC Wild Card hunt, and they control their own destiny for the rest of the season. Win, and they are in.

    Vikings vs. Bears Prediction: Vikings 31, Bears 20

    Monday Night Football Schedule: September

    • Baltimore Ravens at Las Vegas Raiders – September 13
      • Final: Raiders 33, Ravens 27 (OT)
    • Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers – September 20
      • Final: Packers 35, Lions 17
    • Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys – September 27
      • Final: Cowboys 41, Eagles 21

    October

    • Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers – October 4
      • Final: Chargers 28, Raiders 14
    • Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens – October 11
      • Final: Ravens 31, Colts 25 (OT)
    • Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans – October 18
      • Final: Titans 34, Bills 31
    • New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks – October 25
      • Final: Saints 13, Seahawks 10

    November

    • New York Giants at Kansas City Chiefs – November 1
      • Final: Chiefs 20, Giants 17
    • Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers – November 8
      • Final: Steelers 29, Bears 27
    • Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers – November 15
      • Final: 49ers 31, Rams 10
    • New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – November 22
      • Final: Buccaneers 30, Giants 10
    • Seattle Seahawks at Washington Football Team – November 29
      • Final: Washington 17, Seahawks 15

    December

    • New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills – December 6
      • Final: Patriots 14, Bills 10
    • Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals – December 13
      • Final: Rams 30, Cardinals 23
    • Las Vegas Raiders at Cleveland Browns – December 20 (Saturday game postponed to Monday)
    • Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears – December 20
    • Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints – December 27

    January

    • Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers – January 3

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