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How to watch, listen to Bears-Lions game

Posted Nov 17, 2017

Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s game between the Bears and Lions at Soldier Field, including where you can watch and listen to the Week 11 contest.

The Bears will host the Detroit Lions Sunday at Soldier Field at noon (CT). Here’s how you can watch and listen to the Week 11 contest:

TELEVISION
The game will be broadcast nationally by FOX Sports, featuring Thom Brennaman (play-by-play), Chris Spielman (analyst) and Peter Schrager (reporter).

Click here to see where the Bears game will be televised throughout the country, according to 506 Sports.

RADIO
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 Latino Mix 93.5 FM and Univision 1200 AM with Hector Lozano (play-by-play) and Omar Ramos (analyst).

The game can also be heard live on Sports USA Radio with Larry Kahn (play-by-play) and Hank Bauer (analyst) and on Sirius/XM channel 81 (and internet channel 805).

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.

DIGITAL MEDIA
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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TOP STORYLINE
The Bears will look to snap a two-game losing streak against Matthew Stafford and the Lions. Detroit’s veteran quarterback has completed 62.6 percent of his passes for 2,461 yards with 17 touchdowns, five interceptions and a 96.3 passer rating that ranks 10th in the NFL.

HISTORY LESSON
The Bears lead the all-time series with the Lions 97-72-5 but have lost seven of the last eight matchups. The Bears lost the last meeting 20-17 on Dec. 11, 2016 at Ford Field. The Bears turned a 13-3 deficit into a 17-13 lead with a pair of touchdowns on Matt Barkley's 31-yard pass to Cameron Meredith and Cre'Von LeBlanc's 24-yard interception return. But Stafford's 7-yard TD run up the middle with 3:17 remaining lifted the Lions.

NUMBERS GAME
Entering Week 11 the Bears rank 29th in offense (9th rushing and 31st passing) and 9th in defense (15th against the run and 10th versus the pass). The Lions rank 15th in offense (29th rushing and 8th passing) and 22nd in defense (10th against the run and 25th versus the pass).

GAMEDAY AT SOLDIER FIELD

  • Bears uniforms will be throwback jerseys
  • Halftime will feature mascot football
  • Anthem will be sung by Vince Wallace
  • Color guard is the Army National Guard-Honor Guard
  • Honorary Captains: The honorary captains are Nelson Doe from Mooseheart and Zaid Shine representing University of Chicago Donoghue Charter School both in attendance thanks to Akiem Hicks, Mike Glennon and Charles Leno Jr.’s participation in the Home Team Hand-Off program.
  • Military Salute: The honored soldier is Gunnery Sergeant Faisal Rizvi who enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 2001. Gunnery Sergeant Rizvi served with Heavy Helicopter Squadron HMH-466 where he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His personal decorations include four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.
  • Magellan’s Champion of the Game/Wish Child: Magellan’s Champion of the Game is Quinn. He is an athletic 12-year old boy who loves to play sports. He was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and has been receiving treatment at Lurie Children’s Hospital since July. He is a huge Bears fan and a fighter. He broke the huddle after practice on Friday and visited with the team on the field. Cohen is his favorite player.
  • Bears Flag Football: On Saturday, Nov. 4, Chicago-area high schools participated in the Bears Flag Football tournament at the Walter Payton Center at Halas Hall. Lake Forest High School defeated Oak Park and River Forest High School in the championship game. They will be honored on-field during pregame.
  • Community Connection: Angie McQueen is a math & physical education teacher who works at Mattoon High School. On September 20, Angie went to work as it was any other day. Around 11:30am, police responded to a call that there were shots fired inside the cafeteria. A student had opened fire on his classmates. McQueen, responding quickly, tackled the shooter to the ground. McQueen is being hailed a hero for her fast response and her lack of fear in saving the lives of students & faculty. The Bears are honored to host her and her father at Soldier Field.
  • Alumni at the game include:
    Nathan Vasher (Skyline Suite & Verizon appearance)
    Adewale Ogunleye (Alumni Sideline Interview – 1st quarter)
    Willie Gault (Alumni Sideline Interview – 3rd quarter)
    Keith Van Horne & Ahmad Merritt (Ultimate Tailgate at The Field Museum)
    Desmond Clark (Prospecting Suite)