Bears vs Lions Live Stream: How to Watch Online for Free

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Getty QB Mitchell Trubisky of the Chicago Bears

Both coming off disappointing campaigns, the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions kick off their 2020 seasons with an NFC North matchup in Motor City on Sunday.

The game starts at 1 p.m. ET and will be televised on Fox in select markets. But if you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch a live stream of the Bears vs Lions online:

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If the Game is in Your Market: FuboTV

Note: Fox is live in most markets, including Chicago, Detroit and every other NFL city

You can watch a live stream of Fox, NFL Network, NFL Redzone (Sports Extra add-on) and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial right here:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the Bears vs Lions live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

You can also watch the game live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app. You need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your FuboTV credentials.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also 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.


If the Game is in Your Market: Hulu With Live TV

Note: Fox is live in most markets, including Chicago, Detroit and every other NFL city

You can watch a live stream of Fox and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the Bears vs Lions live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

You can also watch the game live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app. You need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your Hulu credentials.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).


If the Game is in Your Market: Sling TV

Note: Fox is live in select markets, including Chicago and Detroit

You can watch a live stream of Fox and 35-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” bundle. It comes with a free three-day trial, but if you bypass that, you can get it for $20 for the first month (normally $30), and get Showtime, Starz, and Epix included for free:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Bears vs Lions live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

You can also watch the game live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app. You need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your Sling credentials.

If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.


If the Game is in Your Market: Vidgo

Note: Fox is live in select markets, including Chicago. It is NOT available in Detroit

You can watch a live stream of Fox and 65+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial:

Vidgo Free Trial

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch the Bears vs Lions live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Vidgo website.

You can also watch the game live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app. You need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your Vidgo credentials.


If the Game is Out of Your Market: SundayTicket

SundayTicket.TV allows you to watch a cable-free live stream of all games that are out of your market and aren’t nationally televised. Unfortunately, the service is only available for people who live in residences where DIRECTV satellite isn’t available (apartments, condos, etc.), as well as residents of various metropolitan cities. You can check here to see if you’re eligible.

Additionally, most college students can get this service via SundayTicket U.

Once signed up, out-of-market fans can watch the Bears vs Lions live on the NFL Sunday Ticket app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Sunday Ticket website.


If You’re in Canada: DAZN

Viewers in Canada can watch a live stream of every regular season and postseason NFL game on DAZN. It comes with a free trial:

DAZN Canada Free Trial

Once signed up, viewers in Canada can watch the Bears vs Lions live on the DAZN app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch games on your computer via the DAZN website.


Bears vs Lions Preview

The Bears swept the Lions last season, and have won four straight against Detroit. While he hasn’t exactly been lights out against most other teams in the league, Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky has lit the Lions up since head coach Matt Nagy took over in 2018.

Trubisky is 3-0 against the Lions in that time, and he has thrown for 866 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception. The oft-criticized quarterback said last week that his offseason competition with Nick Foles forced him to see through a new lens.

“I think I just found my confidence this offseason when I figured out it was going to be a competition,” Trubisky said, adding: “At the end of the day, you have to believe in yourself for your teammates and other people to believe in you. So I just came in here with a different attitude and mindset and how I’m gonna approach this season. There’s gonna be no regrets. I’m not even worried about outcomes. I’m just worried about putting my best foot forward and staying in that mindset to allow you to play really good football.”

Chicago has held Detroit to 71 points combined in the last four games of the series, but quarterback Matthew Stafford did not face the Bears at all in 2019, as he sat out the second half of the season with a back injury. When healthy, Stafford is one of the more underrated and lethal signal callers in the league, and with the Bears starting rookie Jaylon Johnson at cornerback, look for Stafford to test him early and often in this one.

On the other side of the ball, the Lions had the 26th ranked defense in the NFL last year, and they also traded their best player away this offseason in defensive back Darius Slay, so their secondary will be suspect in this game, especially with first-round corner Jeff Okudah likely to be out. The Bears will also likely be without a key defensive acquisition in top free agent Robert Quinn, who did not practice all week and was listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game.

One thing to monitor that could impact this one: running back David Montgomery’s health. Montgomery has been nursing a groin injury for the past few weeks, and while he’s on track to play, he could very well see limited action, which isn’t ideal for this Bears offense.


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