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How to watch, listen to Bears-Panthers game

Posted Oct 20, 2017

Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s Bears-Panthers game at Soldier Field, including how you can watch and listen to the Week 7 contest.

The Bears will host the Carolina Panthers Sunday at Soldier Field at noon (CT). Here’s how you can watch and listen to the Week 7 contest:

TELEVISION
The game will be broadcast nationally by CBS Sports, featuring Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Dan Fouts (analyst) and Evan Washburn (sideline).

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 WVIV 93.5 FM and WRTO 1200 AM.

The game can also be heard live on Sports USA Network with Wayne Randazzo (play-by-play) and Hank Bauer (color analyst).

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
Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will make his third straight start. Operating a run-oriented game plan last Sunday in Baltimore, the second pick in the draft completed 8 of 16 passes for 113 yards with one touchdown and a 94.0 passer rating in a 27-24 overtime win.

NUMBERS GAME
The Bears lead the all-time series with the Panthers 5-4 and have won three of the last four matchups. Carolina won the last meeting 31-24 on Oct. 5, 2014 at Bank of America Stadium. The Bears blew a 21-7 lead but rallied to regain a 24-21 advantage before the Panthers scored the game’s final points, capped by Newton’s 6-yard TD pass to Olsen with 2:18 remaining.

Entering Week 7 the Bears rank 26th in offense (3rd rushing and 28th passing) and 6th in defense (15th against the run and 8th versus the pass). The Panthers rank 19th in offense (22nd rushing and 17th passing) and 4th in defense (5th against the run and 7th versus the pass).

MORE GAMEDAY INFO
Real Bears Fans Wear Pink: The Bears will join Advocate Health Care, the team’s Official Health Care Partner, to celebrate survivorship. Breast cancer survivors and fighters will form a human ribbon on the field pregame. Bears flag runners will carry pink flags and wear the Real Bears Fans Wear Pink shirts as they lead the team onto the field. Approximately 40,000 Bears/Advocate Health Care branded pink rally towels will be distributed to fans and ZTA will be passing out pink ribbons. Fans can purchase Real Bears Fans Wear Pink shirts online at ChicagoBears.com/pink for $25 each or at the following in-stadium locations: Fan Zone pregame, United Club, Section 101, Section 138, between Gates 1 and 3 (quarters 1-3) and between Gates 3 and 5 (fourth quarter and postgame). Proceeds go to local organizations that provide care, assistance and support to breast cancer patients and their families. Last year, Bears Care was able to distribute $140,000 in grants from the campaign.

Flyover: VFA-83 Rampagers (US Navy)-2 F18s

Honorary Captains: The honorary captains are Liam and Clare Heckert, whose family are longstanding supporters of Bears Care and the annual Gala, which raises funds to support cancer research and treatment programs in Chicago.

Military Salute: The honored soldier is Electronics Technician First Class Ryan Hanson of the US Coast Guard, who recently returned from a yearlong deployment in the Arabian Gulf for which he received the Coast Guard Achievement Medal.

Magellan’s Champion of the Game/Wish Child: Magellan’s Champion of the Game is Jack. He was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in 2015. Following radiation treatments, he went to Illinois State University this year, but in September learned the cancer returned and has started treatment again. Jack and his family are very grateful to his doctors, the team at Lurie Children’s Hospital, family and friends, including the Nikolas Ritchel Foundation, for all their love and support.

Halftime: NIU Marching Band