Packers vs Bears live stream is here: How to watch NFL Week 6 game online

Aaron Rodgers and Justin Fields will face off in the Packers vs Bears live stream
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The Packers vs Bears live stream is coming up soon, and it renews a classic NFC North rivalry. Chicago is coming off their biggest win of the season and Green Bay is riding a four-game winning streak. Rodgers and the Packers take on Fields and the Bears in this NFL live stream.

Packers vs Bears live stream channel, start time

The Packers vs Bears live stream live stream is today (Oct.  17).
Time — 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. BST
• U.S. — Watch on FOX via Sling or Fubo.TV
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

The Packers (4-1) had some people worried after taking a tough week one loss to the Saints. Aaron Rodgers addressed the media after that loss and stopped short of his now immortalized “relax” line from a few years ago, but did imply the win wouldn’t be the norm for this the Packers’ 2021 season. And he was right.

Green Bay has rattled off four straight wins, including last weeks’ 25-22 overtime win over the Bengals. Rodgers threw for 344 yards in the win with two touchdowns and an interception. DaVante Adams caught 11 passes for 206 yards and a score. Packers’ kicker Mason Crosby also connected on three field goals, but none bigger than his 49-yard game winner in OT.

The Bears (3-2) are coming off an impressive 20-9 road win against the Raiders. Chicago’s newly minted QB1, Justin Fields threw for just 111 yards in the win on 12-of-20 passing but did help engineer two touchdown drives. He capped off a 10-play, 72-yard drive with a two-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jesper Horsted. Then he help put together a 16-play, 86-yard drive that culminated in a Damien Williams’ touchdown run. Both drives coming in the second quarter.

Overall, Fields and the Bears will likely have to improve their air attack if they are going to keep up with Rodgers and the Packers. Chicago’s passing attack is ranked dead last in the NFL with 113.2 yards through the air. Their offense also averages just 16.8 points-per-game, third fewest in the league.

The Packers are 6-point road favorites against the Bears. The over/under is 44 points.

Packers Inactives: Kevin King (CB), Vernon Scott (S), Isaiah McDuffie (LB), Dennis Kelly (OL), Jack Heflin (DL)  

Bears inactives: Nick Foles (QB), Breshad Perriman(WR), Artie Burns (DB), J.P. Holtz (TE), Caleb Johnson (LB), Khyiris Tonga (DL)

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Packers vs Bears live streams in the US

In the US, Packers vs Bears 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 today (Sunday Oct. 10).

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:a 7-day free trial

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 included in NFL Sunday Ticket, which is available even if you don't have DirecTV.

Packers vs Bears 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 Giants vs Cowboys.

Packers vs Bears live streams in the UK

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

The Packers vs Bears live stream starts at 6:25 p.m. BST Sunday evening.

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

Packers vs Bears 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.