Today’s Chicago Bears game could very well make or break quarterback Jay Cutler’s season. Coming off a massive contract extension expectations were high, but he’s largely laid an egg this season. The Minnesota Vikings, their NFC North foe and today’s opponent, aren’t faring much better at QB but that’s to be expected. You can watch Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears online free CBS Sports live stream to see how it unfolds.
Both Cutler and Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said this week that Cutler needs to “play better,” and no Bears fans would argue. For the season Cutler has 2,365 yards and 18 touchdowns, but he has 10 interceptions and 10 fumbles as well, five of which he’s lost. Fans will watch today’s Bears game live with caution after last week’s debacle against the Packers.
Last Sunday Cutler had 272 yards, one touchdown, a fumble and two interceptions, one of which was an 82-yard pick six by Casey Hayward. It all led to a dubious a 55-14 rout one week after the bye, and two weeks after an equally ugly 51-23 loss in New England. If Cutler falters early in today’s Bears Vikings game, look for the boos to rain down at Soldier Field.
Minnesota’s quarterback situation has been almost as bleak with rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater. Yet unlike Cutler, who’s seemingly gotten worse in the past two Bears games, Bridgewater has improved. The Vikings’ rookie QB has led two fourth-quarter comebacks in a row. Though they’ve come against two cellar dwellers, the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Bears defense ranks just 26th this season. As a result, today’s Vikings game gives Bridgewater a good chance to shine.
He’ll almost have to play well as we watch today’s Bears Vikings game, with running back Adrian Peterson not scheduled to have his reinstatement hearing until Monday. Without Peterson the Vikings game has still flourished on the ground. Running backs Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata leading Minnesota to the 10th best rushing game, taking some pressure off Bridgewater, but Peterson would’ve been welcome for today’s Bears game.
Last year the Bears and Vikings games were split, with each team getting a win by no more than a field goal. Today’s Vikings vs Bears game should be competitive as well. Here’s some key info to watch Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears online free CBS Sports live stream.
- Kickoff for today’s Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears game: 1pm EST / 10am PST
- Stadium: Soldier Field (Chicago is the home team)
- Who’s favored: the Bears are 4.5-point favorites
- Watch the Vikings Bears game live stream on CBS Sports
- Watch live free online on the DirecTV website here (requires NFL Sunday Ticket with MAX)