The New Orleans Saints are on a four-game winning streak, but will be tested without some key pieces out on the road against a tough Chicago Bears squad on Sunday.
The game is scheduled to start at 4:25 p.m. ET, and if it’s in your market (coverage map), it’ll be televised on Fox. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the Saints vs Bears on your computer, phone, Firestick, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, PS4, Smart TV or other device via one of the following streaming services:
Fox (live in select markets, including New Orleans and Chicago) is one of 100-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle. Plus, if you’re looking to watch more NFL beyond this game, FuboTV is a great option, as CBS, NBC and NFL Network are also included, while NFL RedZone is available in the Sports Plus add-on.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Saints vs Bears on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
Hulu With Live TV comes with 60-plus live TV channels, including Fox (live select markets, including New Orleans and Chicago). It also has CBS, NBC and ESPN.
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If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
If the Game is out of Your Market: SundayTicket.TV
SundayTicket.TV allows you to watch a live stream of games that are out of your market and aren’t nationally televised. The service isn’t widely available, though, as it’s available for people who live in residences that can’t get satellite TV (apartments, condos, etc.), as well as residents of certain metropolitan areas such as San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York City. You can check here to see if you’re eligible.
Additionally, most college students can get this service via SundayTicket U.
Once signed up, you can watch out-of-market games on your computer via the NFL Sunday Ticket website, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or other streaming device via the NFL Sunday Ticket app, which is available on many different devices.
Viewers in Canada can watch every regular season and postseason NFL game live online via DAZN, a digital streaming service that also includes NFL Network, NFL RedZone, Premier League soccer, Champions League soccer, boxing and other live sports for $20 per month or $150 per year.
You can sign up for a free one-month trial of DAZN Canada right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Saints vs Bears and every other NFL game on your computer via DAZN.com, or on your phone, tablet, smart TV, Roku, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the DAZN app.
Saints vs Bears Preview
Injuries have been the story this week for the Saints, with star running back Alvin Kamara being confirmed as out of the game against the Bears.
But since veteran starting QB Drew Brees went down with a thumb injury, backup Teddy Bridgewater has been solid for the Saints. He’s completed about 69 percent of his passes for 1,089 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions.
Even more impressive has been the Saints defense and special teams, which has more than made up for the absence of Brees.
“There’s guys coming from everywhere and it doesn’t matter who is out there. Obviously, you start off with their front line and they all jump out at you, but Cameron Jordan and then Marcus Davenport off the edge, they’re playing superfast,” Bears head coach Matt Nagy said. “You have to know where they’re at all times. What they’re doing is they are really helping out the backend. They already have a good back end. They have good linebackers. So you put all that together and you have a good defense, and that’s what they have done. The attack the quarterback, both in the run and pass game. They play physical, they fly around, they play fast, they play physical, they play aggressive. And that’s why they’re successful.”
The Bears will welcome back starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who was injured against the Vikings on Sept. 29.
“I felt that each game leading up to that Vikings game, until he got hurt, that there was (improvement),” Nagy said. “Progression-wise where he’s going, playing faster, seeing at the line of scrimmage that he’s getting into checks or seeing progressions, adjustments at the line of scrimmage — way quicker than what he was.”
With Trubisky being banged up, the bye week came just in time for the Bears, who need a win to keep pace in the ultra-competitive NFC North.
“Everything happens for a reason. When you look at the schedule, it comes out, you say, oh man, the bye week is early. Well maybe there’s reasons for that. We had a couple of guys banged up. Now we will just get to see,” Nagy said. “It bought us more time and now we have just got to see day by day where these players are at and if they are able to go or not.”
But where the Bears shine is defensively, most notably through pass-rusher Khalil Mack, who has 4.5 sacks this season.
“He’s one of the best. He presents a lot of challenges. He’s physical. He’s real flexible. He can get on an edge,” Saints head coach Sean Payton said of Mack. “We’ve got to pay attention to where he is on every snap and he can turn a game around. We’ve seen that too many times. I think that’s one of the keys in this game.”
The Bears are a four-point home favorite for the game.mme
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