The Bears will host the Eagles in a wildcard playoff game at 3:40 PM (CT) on Sunday. Here's how you can watch and listen to the contest:
The game will be televised nationally on NBC, featuring Al Michaels, (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst) and Michelle Tafoya (sideline reporter).
The contest will be broadcast on WBBM Newsradio 780 AM and 105.9 FM, with Jeff Joniak (play-by-play), former Bears guard Tom Thayer (analyst) and Mark Grote (sideline reporter). The game will be broadcast across the Chicago Bears Radio Network.
The pregame show begins at noon. The postgame show from the locker room features exclusive analysis at ChicagoBears.com and CBSChicago.com/Bears.
The matchup will be broadcast nationally on Westwood One Sirius/XM Channel 88 with Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), James Lofton (analyst) and Laura Okmin (sideline).
The game will be broadcast in Spanish on 1200 AM and 93.5 FM.
Fans can follow game action on ChicagoBears.com and the team’s other social media channels as well as via the official Chicago Bears app. The Bears Gameday Live pregame show (beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday) and the Bears Postgame Live show, both on FOX, will be streamed live in the Bears app and on ChicagoBears.com.
Fans on the go can follow the game on their mobile phones through the official NFL app.
NFL Game Pass
Sunday’s Bears-Eagles game will be available on NFL Game Pass as soon as the game ends. The condensed game version will be available 2-4 hours after the game ends, while the coaches film will be posted Tuesday morning.
Sunday’s game will pit two of the league’s hottest teams head-to-head. After back-to-back losses in October, Chicago won nine of 10 games to clinch the No. 3 seed in the NFC playoffs. The Eagles created a trickier path to the postseason after starting off 4-6, but Philadelphia turned things around in Week 12 and went on to win five of its final six games to earn a wildcard spot in the playoffs.
The Eagles’ late-season success was due in large part to backup quarterback Nick Foles, who has started five games this year in place of quarterback Carson Wentz. Wentz missed the first two games due to a knee injury and missed the final three-regular season games because of a back injury. Foles started the final three games and combined for 962 passing yards and six touchdowns over that span. He’ll be facing a Bears defense that boasts equally intimidating numbers. Chicago’s defense led the league in takeaways (36), points per game allowed (17.7), yards per play allowed (4.78) and net rushing yards per game (80.0).
Good to be back
Chicago is hosting a playoff game for the first time since the 2010 NFC Championship Game, the last time the Bears were in the playoffs. Chicago was the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs that season. The last time the Bears made the playoffs as the No. 3 seed was during the 1990-91 postseason. The Bears hosted the No. 6 Saints in the first round of the playoffs that year and won 16-6 at Soldier Field. Entering this year, the Bears were tied with the Jets for the third longest playoff drought. Coach Matt Nagy has emphasized how important the fans were to helping them get back to the playoffs and has noted this week that he expects them to be a big factor on Sunday.
“I'll go back to how important and how excited I am to get those fans going at home,” Nagy said. “It's just such an advantage. The last couple games that we played, it's been a huge advantage and I can't wait to get out there and hear them get going.”
The Bears are 30-14-1 all-time against the Eagles. This will be the fourth meeting between the teams in the playoffs. The Eagles have a 2-1 edge in postseason meetings. The teams last met in the postseason in 2001 when Philadelphia beat Chicago 33-19 in a divisional playoff. The Bears’ lone playoff win over the Eagles came in 1988 in the “Fog Bowl.” The Bears won 20-12 in the divisional round after a thick fog rolled over Soldier Field in the second quarter. Sunday’s game will be the first time the Bears match up against a defending Super Bowl champion in the playoffs. They’ve faced the reigning NFC champion twice in the playoffs and won both times.