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Bears-Vikings Week 11 flexed to Sunday Night Football

Bears get their third primetime game of the season with a division opponent at Soldier Field

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Another sign that the “Bears are back” is that their originally scheduled noon Week 11 match up against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field has been flexed to Sunday Night Football on NBC at 7:20 p.m. CST.

The Chicago Bears confirmed the news shortly after quietly updated their schedule page:

The Bears hosted the Vikings on Monday Night Football last October and most will remember that as Mitch Trubisky’s debut.

He’s made significant progress since then and this should be another great duel, with Minnesota seemingly hitting their stride, winning four of their last five.

Currently, the 5-3 Bears and 5-3-1 Vikings look to be headed for a clash that will go a long way in deciding the NFC North. The Vikings were expected to be the division favorites but the young and upstart Bears are off to a solid start under Matt Nagy.

The Vikings are heading into their bye week, while the Bears host the Detroit Lions (3-5) before this primetime clash.

The originally scheduled SNF game that the Bears are replacing is the Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars tilt, which goes to a noon slot.

The Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints game bumps from noon CST to be the nationally televised 3:25 p.m. CT slot.

That will be a good weekend of football with the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs meeting in Mexico City on Monday Night Football.