EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings will host the Bears for the fourth time in five seasons, but this time the matchup has playoff implications for both teams.
Minnesota faces a "win-and-definitely-in" scenario in which a victory secures a postseason berth as one of two Wild Card teams. If Minnesota is unable to do so, it will need a loss or tie by Philadelphia (8-7) at Washington (7-8). The Vikings also would get in if they tied Chicago.
The Bears can still garner the No. 2 seed in the NFC if they finish with the same record as the Rams (12-3), who are closing against the 49ers (4-11). Chicago will be the No. 3 seed if it loses or if the Rams win.
The game was flexed to 3:25 p.m. (CT) to coincide with other games that have interrelated playoff implications.
Here are the ways to watch and listen to this week's game.
Kickoff: 3:25 p.m. (CT)
FOX (KMSP FOX 9 in Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Play-by-Play: Joe Buck
Analysts: Troy Aikman
Sideline Reporter: Erin Andrews
KFAN 100.3-FM/KTLK-AM 1130
Play-by-play: Paul Allen
Analyst: Pete Bercich
Sideline Reporters: Greg Coleman and Ben Leber
Radio Pre-game Show: Mike Mussman | 1 p.m. (CT)
KFAN and KTLK serve as the flagship stations for the five-state Vikings Radio Network.
Play-by-play: Jason Benetti
Analyst: Bill Polian
Sideline Reporter: Dianna Russini
Sirius: 134 (CHI); 113 or Streaming 819 (MIN)
XM: 381 (CHI); 231 or Streaming 819 (MIN)
NFL GAME PASS
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DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET.TV
NFL SUNDAY TICKET.TV provides live streaming service for customers who cannot get DIRECTV where they live. Eligibility is based on location, residence type or enrollment in any university in the U.S.
The service allows fans to stream all live, out-of-market NFL regular-season games every Sunday (based on customer's device location) that are broadcast on FOX and CBS. The service is available on computers, tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles or streaming devices.
Three different packages are available.