The Chicago Bears are gearing up to take on the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday at Mall of America Field. Who will come out on top? Jason Horowitz and NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan go inside the numbers to preview this matchup.
WEEK 17: The NFL Sunday Game on New Year’s Day between the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings
will be televised on FOX at 1:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. CDT Sunday January 1, 2012.
CHICAGO BEARS vs. MINNESOTA VIKINGS live radio stream is on WBBM Newsradio 780
In Arlington Heights on Comcast …
WFLD FOX is Channel 12 for standard definition
WFLD FOX Channel 190 HD for High Definition WFLDDT (FOX)
In Arlington Heights on WOW! Internet and Cable TV …
WFLD FOX is Channel 03 for standard definition
WFLD FOX Channel 202 HD for High Definition WFLDDT (FOX)
WFLD over the air channel is 32, digital is 31.
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WFLD became the unofficial “home” station of the Chicago Bears in 1995, when Fox acquired the television rights to the National Football Conference of the NFL, of which the Bears are a member. WFLD is now the official station of the Bears, airing preseason telecasts in addition to most regular season tilts, as well as Bears Gameday Live and Gamenight Live, which follows The Final Word on Sunday evenings during the season.
Sunday Morning FOX Chicago Lineup:
10:00 am – Fox Kickoff Sunday
10:30 am – Bears Gameday Live
11:00 am – Fox NFL Sunday
Fox Kickoff Sunday
Fox Kickoff Sunday is a live preview of every Chicago Bears game at 10 a.m. Sunday. Lou Canellis & Tom Waddle with Mike Mulligan
Bears Gameday Live
Bears Gameday Live is the official pregame show of the Chicago Bears and is part of a lineup of Bears shows on FOX Chicago every Sunday morning. Bears Gameday Live provides exclusive and unique access into the Chicago Bears and live pregame information from the field. Bears Gameday Live airs at 10:30 a.m. CT every Sunday. Bears announcers Tom Thayer and Jeff Joniak provide live, up-to-the second updates on field conditions, injuries and team news from the playing field while the show is hosted by Lou Canellis.
Fox NFL Sunday
Fox NFL Sunday is the pregame show for the TV show NFL on Fox. The program is broadcast on Fox television affiliates nationwide. The audio portion of the show is broadcast over the Fox Sports Radio network, distributed by Premiere Radio Networks. The program is staffed on-air by Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, Jay Glazer and Michael Strahan, Pam Oliver, and Mike Pereira.
Bears Gamenight LIVE
Bears Gamenight Live airs on Sunday nights following “The Final Word” on FOX Chicago. Bears Gamenight Live is a full half hour of game coverage featuring an exclusive interview with Bears Head Coach Lovie Smith. The Sounds of the Game segment features a “mic’d up” player for each game, and Tom Thayer and Jeff Joniak analyze the game in-studio while hosted by Lou Canellis.
See also …
Official Chicago Bears web page on television coverage of the Chicago Bears
Official Chicago Bears web page on radio coverage of the Chicago Bears
Out of the NFC North comes a matchup at Mall of America Field between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears. While neither team can make it to the postseason they would each certainly like to get a win against a division opponent to finish off their year.