Things are going well for the Arizona Cardinals. They just survived a stretch without Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins, they’re coming off a bye, and the Los Angeles Rams are down to 7-4 on the season while the Cardinals sit at 9-2 with the tiebreaker. Murray and Hopkins are slated to rejoin the team against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, as the Cardinals try to keep pace with the Packers, who are on a bye at 9-3 this week.
For the Bears, Matt Nagy remains on the sidelines after surviving against the Lions on Thanksgiving. In a 16-14 win, Andy Dalton threw for 317 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. While the win undoubtedly wasn’t pretty — and was nudged along by some frankly baffling coaching decisions from the Lions’ Dan Campbell — it was a win all the same. As a result, the Bears are now 4-7, just outside of the NFC Playoff Picture for the time being. An upset against the Cardinals would do wonders to help their campaign along, particularly with a game against the Packers next week.
While Justin Fields has rejoined the Bears in practice, all signs are pointing towards Dalton starting against Arizona. The Bears appear to be taking a very cautious approach to Fields’ rib injury, and even on the outside looking in to the playoff picture, there is no rush to put Fields back into harm’s way.
The Bears are dealing with numerous other injuries as well, including Allen Robinson, Akiem Hicks, and Roquan Smith. While a loss might present a death knell to the Bears’ season in a crowded NFC field, ultimately you can’t help injuries. The Cardinals know that, but they survived their stretch on a depth the Bears simply don’t have.
Here’s what you need to know to watch Cardinals vs. Bears this Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels, and the full Week 13 NFL schedule.
What channel is Cardinals vs. Bears on today?
- TV channel (national): Fox
- TV channel (Arizona): KSAZ
- TV channel (Chicago): WFLD
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
Cardinals vs. Bears will be broadcast regionally on local Fox affiliate channels in Week 13. Adam Amin and Mark Schlereth will be calling the game for Fox, with Shannon Spake on the sidelines. Mike Pereira will be providing Fox’s rules analysis alongside the other early games.
You can find the Cardinals’ away broadcast on SiriusXM channel 382, while the Bears’ home broadcast airs on channel 232.
In Canada, viewers can watch Cardinals vs. Bears on DAZN, which includes every NFL game as part of a 30-day free trial.
Cardinals vs. Bears start time
- Date: Sunday, Dec. 5
- Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT
Cardinals vs. Bears is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) on Sunday. This game will be broadcast across the Northern United States, while also playing in Arizona.
Cardinals schedule 2021
|13||Dec. 5||@Bears||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|14||Dec. 13||Rams||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|15||Dec. 19||@Lions||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|16||Dec. 25||Colts||8:15 p.m.||NFL Network|
|17||Jan. 2||@Cowboys||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||Seahawks||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
Bears schedule 2021
|13||Dec. 5||vs. Cardinals||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|14||Dec. 12||at Packers||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|15||Dec. 20||vs. Vikings||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|16||Dec. 26||at Seahawks||4:05 p.m. ET||FOX|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Giants||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|18||Jan. 9||at Vikings||1 p.m. ET||FOX|