The Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles have mirror image records and desperately need to win their week 16 game on SNF to boost their playoffs odds. It’s the big arms of Cutler taking on Foles as we watch Bears vs Eagles online free live streaming NFL Sunday Night Football.
Chicago (8-6) got their starting quarterback Jay Cutler back last week and didn’t skip a beat with him leading the Bears to a 38-31 win at Cleveland and keeping Chicago’s playoffs hopes very much alive. The Bears currently hold a one-game lead in the NFC North over the Detroit Lions and can win the division with a win today coupled with losses by the Lions and the Packers. Chicago plays Green Bay in week 17.
Cutler started his first game back in place of fill-in Josh McCown, who played fantastically in Cutler’s absence, by quickly throwing two interceptions against the Browns. Coach Marc Trestman stuck with his starter and Cutler turned this around, finishing the game with 265 yards passing on 22 of 31 attempts including a trio of touchdowns. Those two early interceptions were the only ones he threw the entire game.
Now Cutler gets to play against a defense that gave up nearly 50 points to the Vikings a week prior and let backup quarterback Matt Cassell throw for 382 yards. The Bears have averaged 29 points per game with Cutler in the lineup and that number could get a boost if he can slice up Philly’s secondary as other teams have been able to do. Watch Eagles vs Bears online streaming live free on NBC Sunday Night Football to see if Cutler can push the Bears to another win.
Philadelphia (8-6) waltzed into Minnesota last week with a five-game winning streak and were humbled in their defeat. Dallas is on the verge of beating the Redskins and if they end up winning that game, it won’t matter if the Eagles win or lose against the Bears today. They face the Cowboys in week 17 and the winner of that game would win the NFC East while the loser would likely miss the playoffs entirely.
The expectation is that coach Chip Kelly will utilize running back LeSean McCoy more today, the NFL’s leading rusher with 1,343 yards on the season thus far. McCoy was limited last week to only eight rushes for 38 yards, a far cry from the touches and output he was putting up in the previous games during the five-game winning streak. McCoy has publicly stated that he’s ready to put the Eagles on his back and march them into the playoffs.
Tonight’s NFL Sunday Night Football week 16 game between the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles has a start time of 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST, with kick-off getting underway almost immediately. As with all Sunday Night Football games, it will be carried over the air on NBC in HD so check your local listings for what the NBC channel number is to watch Bears vs Eagles on TV.
A couple different ways exist to watch Eagles vs Bears online live streaming free tonight. The NBC All Access site allows you to watch Sunday Night Football online free live streaming here on the NBC official SNF website. DirecTV Sunday NFL Ticket Max subscribers can watch a clean stream of Bears vs Eagles on an your iPad, phone or other Internet device, and Verizon’s NFL mobile app grants access to tonight’s football game for $5 a month. I like the Bears to upset the Eagles on the road tonight and set up some great week 17 football games with a lot on the line.