Bears-Vikings game at Soldier Field moved to prime time

Moving the Week 11 game back to a 7:20 Central kickoff makes a quick turnaround into Week 12's Thanksgiving game at Detroit even shorter.

The success of the Bears has led them back to primetime.

The NFC North matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears was flexed from a 1 p.m. ET start time on FOX to the Sunday Night Football slot on NBC.

NBC decided on Monday to flex the team's November 18 home game against the Vikings to 7:20 p.m. Now, the lights will be on at Soldier Field as the Bears hit Sunday night Football for the first time since Week 1.

Chicago now leads the NFC North at 5-3, a half-game in front of Minnesota, which has a bye this week. It is scheduled to be played at 1 p.m.

More relevant in the second half of the season than the television networks predicted months ago, the Bears will be moved to primetime in two weeks.

The game had previously been scheduled for noon.

The NFL has made a few changes to its Week 11 schedule.

  • Stacy Allen