Among the NFL schedule's 2013 live stream and televised games on Sunday, Sept. 15 will be a classic rivalry involving the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears. The Bears will look to extend to a 2-0 record with a victory at Soldier Field, while the Vikings will try to even theirs at 1-1 after a loss last weekend to the Lions. The Vikings vs. Bears will be on TV and live streaming NFL sources during the early afternoon.
An ESPN.com report on Sept. 15 indicates that the Bears have won 11 of their last 12 against the Vikings at home, and are currently on a five-game win streak against them at Soldier Field. Chicago has already opened the season with a home win, taking down the Bengals 24-21 last weekend. Part of the key to that was their defense helping force key turnovers when needed. They included a Charles Tillman fumble recovery as well as two interceptions against Cincinnati. Minnesota's QB Christian Ponder will certainly want to be prepared.
Ponder threw for 236 yards and a touchdown during last week's opener, but he also had three interceptions. His coach, Leslie Frazier said after the loss, "We will get better." Coach Frazier added, "Turnovers on the road -- at home as well, but on the road in particular -- are tough sometimes to overcome."
For the Vikings, they'll not only look to take better care of the ball then they did in last weekend's loss against the Detroit Lions, but reigning MVP Adrian Peterson will look to continue leading the way on the ground. He was held under 100 yards against Detroit, picking up just 93 on 18 carries, but still had two touchdowns for Minnesota. If Peterson continues his stellar performance that made him the MVP last season, expect to see some big games soon. Last season saw AP and the Vikings make it into the playoffs while the Bears had to stay home watching. Whether or not that plays into today's outcome remains to be seen.
Current weather forecasts for the Chicago, IL area indicate temperatures in the high 60's with scattered clouds. The current line for today's game has the Bears favored by 6 points with the over under set at 41 1/2 points combined between the two teams.
Sunday's Vikings vs. Bears football game has a start time of 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at Chicago's Soldier Field. The game will be televised in select markets around the country on FOX. Also, customers with NFL Sunday Ticket basic and premium packages can watch this game on DIRECTV pay-per-view via channel 706, or live streaming on mobile devices (premium members). Other ways to watch the game online will include Verizon Insider (where available) and a full on-demand replay with NFL.com's Game Rewind service.