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How to Watch, Stream & Listen to Vikings-Bears in Week 5

EAGAN, Minn. – It wasn't just the Vikings and Saints game that was close in the fourth quarter last week.

Or just the Bears and Giants (New York prevailed 20-12).

Every NFL game except the Chiefs-Bucs was within one score at some point during its final quarter; that's the most such games in a single week in NFL history.

The Vikings are one of eight teams with a record of 3-1 or better through four games.

The Bears are one of 15 teams with a 2-2 record through four games (15 out of 32 teams is 46.9 percent, the highest rate through Week 4 ever).

The noon (CT) Sunday kickoff could continue the closeness trend across the league.

Here are all the ways to catch the action, a synopsis of the series history and a key topic addressed this week by Vikings Offensive Coordinator Wes Phillips, Defensive Coordinator Ed Donatell and Special Teams Coordinator Matt Daniels.


FOX (KMSP in the Twin Cities)

Kickoff: Noon (CT)

Play-by-Play: Adam Amin

Analyst: Mark Schlereth

Sideline reporters: Kristina Pink


Fans in the blue areas on the map below from will be able to watch the game on their iOS mobile devices with the Vikings app or Vikings mobile site (Safari browser only).



Radio: KFAN (100.3-FM), KTLK (1130-AM) and the five-state Vikings Radio Network

Radio Pregame Show: Hosted by Mike Mussman (10 a.m.)

Play-by-Play: Paul Allen

Analyst: Pete Bercich

Sideline reporter: Ben Leber

New this year: People in Minnesota will be able to listen to the Vikings Radio Network broadcast through the iHeartRadio app on their smart devices.


New for the 2022 season, the Vikings will air a Spanish broadcast of all games.

You can hear the Vikings on Tico Sports at WREY "El Rey" 94.9-FM and 630-AM in the Twin Cities and on, and Additionally, the stream will be available as part of NFL+.

Play-by-Play: Gabriel Rios

Color commentary: Isaias Zendejas


Chicago: SiriusXM 113 or 387 and the SXM App

Minnesota: SiriusXM 83 or 228 and the SXM App


Keep the Vikings nearby wherever you go with the Minnesota Vikings mobile app. A source for news and exclusive features, the app also will stream video broadcasts of games for people in the market/broadcast area of each game.

The Minnesota Vikings mobile app is available for iPhone and Android.

Look back at photos over the course of time featuring games between the Vikings and the Bears.


Click here for the full bevy of options that include over-the-air, cable, satellite, over-the-top and streaming methods.


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The Vikings are 63-57-2 all-time in 122 games against the Bears (includes 0-1 in postseason games).

This is just the second time since U.S. Bank Stadium opened in 2016 that Chicago has not visited to end a regular season.

Phillips on Minnesota's 15-yard touchdown pass to Alexander Mattison on a screen:

The Vikings thought they had capped their opening drive against the Saints with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins to K.J. Osborn, but a pass interference call went against Justin Jefferson.

Facing third-and-goal from the 15, Minnesota opted for a screen pass to Alexander Mattison, who lined up at receiver and picked up key blocks from Adam Thielen, Christian Darrisaw and other offensive linemen before juking another defender on his way to the end zone. Mattison celebrated in the end zone by sitting for a bit of teatime.

"You feel like a little bit like the football gods are on your side when you score and you get offensive pass interference penalty and now you're saying, 'OK, it's third-and-15,' but it's also good for the players to understand a screen pass can be an explosive play; it's not a throwaway play, we're not giving up on the down here. And for those guys to go execute the way they did, for Adam to get the block on the edge, for CD (Darrisaw) to come out, and it was [Saints linebacker Pete Werner] ran into a brick wall right there and then for Alex to execute the footwork of the screen, make the catch and then get north and score and do a little tea party was pretty good."

Donatell on Bears QB Justin Fields:

"He's that dual threat, and he has that working for him. He's been very effective with his legs, and he can extend the plays. You've gotta defend the first play, and you've got to defend the second play that's coming. Those are un-scouted, and they're running around, and he's real good at that part of the game. We think he's a good deep-ball thrower. There's no question about it. We haven't seen his best. We have to prepare for his best."

Daniels on Minnesota's successful fake punt, a pass from punter Ryan Wright to Jalen Nailor:

"I was confident in it. It was just a matter of getting the look we wanted and trusting [Josh] Metellus and trusting 'Mr. Wright' to go out there and execute it. We had to be patient because they did show a double vice there on Speedy (Nailor).

"Metellus had great situational awareness to know that guy was going to come back in from there and execute it. We practice it weeks on end, and Speedy is open every single time, even though the corner guarding him in practice knew it was coming, he still couldn't stop it. 'Mr. Wright' did an unbelievable job."