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Bears vs Rams live stream: How to watch Sunday Night Football online

Bears vs Rams live stream
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Tonight's Bears vs Rams live stream puts two teams who are in transition back on the football field in L.A., trying to take the right first steps in their respective new eras. The Bears turn to Andy Dalton to take over for Mitchell Trubisky and at least groom Justin Fields, while this NFL live stream will serve a much different purpose for the Rams’ new quarterback. 

Bears vs Rams channel, start time

The Bears vs Rams live stream is today (Sept. 12).
Time — 8:20 p.m. ET / 5:20 p.m. PT / 1:20 a.m. BST
• U.S. — Watch on NBC via Sling or Fubo.TV
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports NFL
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

After 12 seasons in Detroit, Matthew Stafford was traded to the Rams in the offseason in a deal that sent Jared Goff to the Lions. Both Stafford and head coach Sean McVay have not kept it a secret how they are flat out ecstatic to be working together. In an ESPN feature piece both admitted to being all but giddy for the opportunity to put their offensive minds together. 

McVay is just 35-years-old and he’s already been named coach of the year, coached in a Super Bowl and has three playoff trips under his belt in his four seasons leading the Rams. He sees Stafford as the guy who can take his offense with Robert Woods to new heights.

Perhaps Stafford couldn’t ask for a better gift in his first start for the Rams, after all, the only NFC North opponent he has a winning record against is the Bears. He’s 11-9 against them.

The inactives are as follows:

Bears: Eddie Goldman (NT), Duke Shelley (CB), Joel Iyiegbuniwe (ILB), Jesper Horsted (TE), Nick Foles (QB), Breshad Perriman (WR), Lachavious Simmons (OL)

Rams: Ben Skowronek (WR), Bobby Brown (DT), JuJu Hughes (S), J.R. Reed (S), Alaric Jackson (OT, Bryce Perkins (QB)

But the Bears will try to knock him down a peg with Khalil Mack patrolling the line of scrimmage and Andy Dalton attempting to utilize weapons like Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney in a way that past Chicago QB’s couldn’t.   

The Rams are 7.5-point favorites against the Bears. The over/under is 46.5. The 2021 NFL season marks the league’s first 17-game regular season schedule. 


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Bears vs Rams live streams in the US

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

Week 1 games (all times ET)

Cowboys vs Buccaneers (Th, 8:20 p.m.)
Cardinals vs Titans (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Chargers vs Washington (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Jaguars vs Texans (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Jets vs Panthers (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Steelers vs Bills (Sun, 1 p.m.)
49ers vs Lions (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Eagles vs Falcons (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Seahawks vs Colts (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Vikings vs Bengals (Sun, 1 p.m.)
Browns vs Chiefs (Sun, 4:25 p.m.)
Dolphins vs Patriots (Sun, 4:25 p.m.)
Broncos vs Giants (Sun, 4:25 p.m.)
Packers vs Saints (Sun, 4:25 p.m.)
Ravens vs Raiders (Mon, 8:15 p.m.)

The game starts at 8:20 p.m. ET / 5:20 p.m. PT on Sunday (Sept. 12).

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.

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

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is not included in NFL Sunday Ticket, as no night-time games are included this week.

Bears vs Rams 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 NBC affiliate is showing Bears vs Rams.

Bears vs Rams live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond can watch Bears vs Rams on  Sky Sports, the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Bears vs Rams live stream starts at 1:20 a.m. BST Sunday evening.

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

Bears vs Rams live streams in Canada

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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.