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Bears vs Lions live stream is today: How to watch NFL Thanksgiving game, odds and fantasy picks

Andy Dalton and Jared Goff will face off in the Bears vs Lions live stream
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Today's Bears vs Lions live stream will have Chicago hoping Andy Dalton is what they need to snap their losing streak and a Detroit team trying to bounce back from their latest heartbreaking loss. Dalton will take on Goff in this Thanksgiving NFL live stream

Bears vs Lions channel, start time

The Bears vs Lions live stream is Today (Nov. 25).
Time — 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT / 5:30 p.m. BST
• U.S. — Watch on FOX via Sling or Fubo.TV
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free Betting Odds Bears -3.5,  Over/Under 41.5

The Bears (3-7) enter this game looking to snap their five-game losing streak. Their latest loss was a 16-13 defeat to a Ravens team that was missing Lamar Jackson due to an illness. Andy Dalton came on in relief of an injured Justin Fields in the third quarter with the Bears down 6-0 before being able to throw two touchdown passes in his first game action since October 10th. 

The Lions (0-9-1) come into their latest Thanksgiving day game after suffering a 13-10 loss to the Browns.  Detroit was held scoreless for the first 42 minutes of the game before D'Andre Swift broke a 57-yard touchdown run to give the Lions some life. Unfortunately, all they could muster offensively after that was a 43-yard field goal.   

Detroit has lost their last four Thanksgiving day games with two of those losses coming courtesy of the Bears. These two teams faced each other in week 4 with the Bears taking that game, 24-14. 

After this game, you've got Derek Carr vs Dak Prescott in the Raiders vs Cowboys live stream. The evening game sees Josh Allen take on Trevor Siemian in the Bills vs Saints live stream.

Lions vs Bears Inactives:

Bears Inactives: Justin Fields (QB), Damien Williams (RB), Allen Robinson (WR), Teez Tabor (DB), Jesper Horsted (TE), Akiem Hicks (DL), Mario Edwards (DL)

 Lions Inactives: Trinity Benson (WR), David Blough (QB), Trey Flowers (LB), Matt Nelson (T), Halapoulivaati Vaitai (G)

 


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Bears vs Lions live streams in the US

In the US, Bears vs Lions is going to be broadcast on FOX, which is available with most cable packages and on two of our favorite streaming services fuboTV and Sling TV

The game starts at 4:25 p.m. ET / 1:25 p.m. PT Sunday (Nov 21).

If FOX, ESPN, NBC and NFL Network have typically been enough to get you all the football you need, you could rely on Sling (which doesn't include CBS, and RedZone is available with the Sports Extra add on). You can get your local CBS NFL games via Paramount Plus, if you want.

The more comprehensive package comes from fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you'll want: CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

It's a case of "you get what you pay for" as Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get ESPN, FOX, NBC and NFL Network) costs $50 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $65 per month.

Fubo.TV

Fubo.TV: One of the best streaming services with FOX, and the top pick for watching all of the 2021 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front.

Sling TV

If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV provides a middle ground. The $50 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has FOX affiliates for this game, as well as local NBC affiliates plus ESPN.

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is not included in NFL Sunday Ticket, which is available even if you don't have DirecTV. For more details check out our How to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV guide.

Bears vs Lions live streams for free

If you just want to watch on your phone, the Yahoo Sports app for iOS and Android gives away every NFL game that's broadcast in your local TV market to your smartphone or tablet for free. This appears to include pre-season games, but we can't find specific confirmation for this game.

Yes, that includes Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football. You can also sign into your NFL Game Pass subscription and stream it from the Yahoo app.

With one of our best TV antenna picks you can watch live if — and only if — your local FOX affiliate is showing Bears vs Lions.

Bears vs Lions live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond cannot watch Bears vs Lions on  Sky Sports, the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Bears vs Lions live stream starts at 5:30 p.m. GMT Sunday evening.

Americans abroad could just use the service of their choice, provided they log in via a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Bears vs Lions live streams in Canada

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Bears vs Lions fantasy picks and odds

Bears: Dalton back as their starting quarterback could help jump start their offense as Justin Fields averaged just a 71.5 passer rating as a starter going 2-6. Wide receivers Marquise Goodwin and Darnell Mooney are each coming off 100-yard games. For Mooney will be looking for a repeat performance of the Bears' week four win over the Lions where he caught five passes for 125 yards.

Lions: Detroit doesn't offer much to fantasy owners. However, D'Andre Swift is their most consistent contributor. He's coming off a 136-yard, one touchdown performance against the Browns. Swift also leads the team with six touchdowns. If you need a tight end T.J. Hockenson is the Lions leading receiver overall and caught six passes last week for 51 yards.

Betting: The Bears are 3-point road favorites against the Lions. The over/under is 41.5.

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Marc Farzetta

Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.