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Bears-Vikings game moved to primetime

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The NFL announced Monday that the Bears-Vikings game on Sunday, Nov. 18 at Soldier Field will be flexed from noon (CT) to 7:20 p.m. (CT) on NBC.

After both teams recorded decisive victories Sunday, the Bears (5-3, .625) maintain a narrow lead over the Vikings (5-3-1, .611) atop the NFC North.

The Bears are 16-23 all-time on Sunday Night Football. They lost their only appearance this year, falling to the Packers 24-23 in the season opener in Green Bay. The Bears won their last Sunday night meeting with the Vikings, 39-10, Oct. 16, 2011 at Soldier Field.

The Bears will wear their orange jerseys for the second time this season against the Vikings, having previously lost to the Dolphins 31-28 in overtime Oct. 14 in Miami.

Since first donning their orange alternate jerseys in 2005, the Bears are 5-3. They won their only game in orange jerseys against the Vikings, 48-41, Oct. 19, 2008 at Soldier Field. This will be the first time the Bears wear their orange jerseys in a primetime game.

The Bears opened the 2018 season with two night games for the first time in franchise history. After losing to the Packers, they beat the Seahawks 24-17 on Monday Night Football Sept. 17 at Soldier Field. Those were the only two Bears games originally scheduled for primetime this year.

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