Bears vs. Vikings live score, updates, highlights from NFL ‘Monday Night Football’ game

Bears vs. Vikings live score, updates, highlights from NFL 'Monday Night Football' game

The Bears will face their second NFC North rival in a row when they play the Vikings on “Monday Night Football.”

The Bears put on a show against the Packers last week. They ended up losing 45-30 after being outscored 24-3 in the second half. The Vikings beat the Packers earlier a few weeks ago, and they are also coming off a win after their 36-28 win over the Steelers last week. 

The Vikings (6-7) are 6.5-point favorites, according to the FanDuel sportsbook. The Vikings remain in the hunt for the playoffs, while the Bears (4-9) have no realistic chance of getting in, though they’ve yet to be mathematically eliminated.

Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Bears vs. Vikings on “Monday Night Football.” Follow along below for complete results from the NFL Week 15 game.

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Bears vs. Vikings score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Bears 0 3
Vikings 7 3 7

Bears vs. Vikings live updates, highlights from ‘Monday Night Football’

(All times Eastern.)

End of third quarter: Vikings 17, Bears 3

10:23 p.m. — Fields is sacked on 4th-&-1, and the Bears lose the ball at the Vikings’ 25-yard line.

10:21 p.m. — The Vikings go three-and-out. The Vikings punt is blocked by Damien Williams and lands on the Vikings’ 30-yard line.

10:15 p.m. — The Bears go three-and-out after not being able to make up the lost yardage.

10:11 p.m. — Jenkins was penalized for unnecessary roughness after getting into a brief fight with the Vikings defense after they shoved Fields out of bounds. The Bears got 12 yards added to their drive.

10:06 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, VIKINGS. Ihmir Smith-Marsette catches a seven-yard pass from Cousins for a touchdown. This is the Vikings rookie’s first NFL career touchdown. Vikings 17, Bears 3.

10:03 p.m. — The Bears earn another penalty after Tashaun Gipson was flagged for unnecessary roughness. This results in an automatic first down and a gain of 15 yards for the VIkings.

10:00 p.m. — Kene Nwangwu runs 19 yards for the longest Vikings play of the game. 

9:59 p.m. — The Vikings get an automatic first down after Teez Tabor was penalized for a low block. The Vikings also got to move up 15 yards to their own 35-yard line.

9:52 p.m. — Wonnum sacks Fields for the second time tonight, this time for a loss of 14 yards.

9:51 p.m. — Montgomery opens the second half with an 11-yard carry and a Bears first down.

End of second quarter: Vikings 10, Bears 3

9:32 p.m. — Santos’ 49-yard field goal attempt was blocked by the Vikings defense. 

9:29 p.m. — INTERCEPTION, BEARS. Bush intercepts Cousins at the Bears’ 35-yard line, and he runs 26 yards to the Vikings’ 39-yard line. This was the first Bears interception in the last four games.

9:24 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, BEARS. Cairo Santos puts the Bears on the board after making a 34-yard field goal attempt. Vikings 10, Bears 3.

9:21 p.m. — Fields is sacked by D.J. Wonnum for a loss of 14 yards. 

9:17 p.m. — On 4th-&-1, Fields threw a 12-yard complete pass to Montgomery. The Bears are on the Vikings 12-yard line with two minutes remaining in the half.

9:11 p.m. — Montgomery runs 16 yards for a Bears first down to open their drive.

9:07 p.m. — The Vikings don’t get anything done as they go three-and-out.

9:03 p.m. — FUMBLE. Montgomery fumbles the ball after Sheldon Richardson tackles him, and then recovers the ball at the Vikings’ 12-yard line. This is the second Bears fumble of the night.

8:59 p.m. — Mooney grabs another first down after catching a six-yard pass on third down.

8:57 p.m. — Darnell Mooney catches a 27-yard pass from Fields to open up the Bears drive. They are already on the Vikings’ 41-yard line.

8:54 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, VIKINGS. Greg Joseph makes a 37-yard field goal attempt for the Vikings. Vikings 10, Bears 0.

8:53 p.m. — Robert Quinn sacks Cousins for a loss of seven yards. This is the second time Cousins has been sacked tonight.

End of first quarter: Vikings 7, Bears 0

8:45 p.m. — Deon Bush on the Bears was flagged for unnecessary roughness after hitting Tyler Conklin after he dropped the ball. The Vikings got an automatic first down and are now on the Bears’ 35-yard line.

8:43 p.m. — Akiem Hicks sacks Cousins for a loss of seven yards. This was only the 19th sack on the Vikings this season, which is the lowest in the NFL.

8:40 p.m. — FUMBLE. Cameron Dantzler knocked the ball out of Justin Fields’ hands to force a fumble, which was then recovered by Anthony Barr on the VIkings’ 47-yard line.

8:38 p.m. — David Montgomery runs for nine yards, and then another seven yards for the Bears’ first first down of the game.

8:33 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, VIKINGS. Jefferson catches a 12-yard pass in the end zone for a touchdown. The Vikings are now on the board. Vikings 7, Bears 0.

8:30 p.m. — Justin Jefferson catches an 18-yard pass for the Vikings first down, and it was biggest play of the game so far. 

8:23 p.m. — On the Bears’ first play, Teven Jenkins was flagged for offensive holding. This is Jenkins’ first NFL start. The play resulted in a no play due to the penalty.

8:17 p.m. — The Vikings receive the ball first. K.J. Osborn catches a five-yard pass from Kirk Cousins on third down to complete the Vikings’ first first down.

Bears vs. Vikings start time

  • Date: Monday, Dec. 20
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET

The Bears vs. Vikings game will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. All “Monday Night Football” games in 2021 are scheduled to begin at 8:15 p.m. ET.

How to watch ‘Monday Night Football’

  • TV channels: ESPN
  • Live streams: ESPN+, fuboTV

Bears vs. Vikings will be broadcast on ESPN with announcers Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick.

You can also stream “Monday Night Football” live online with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.

‘Monday Night Football’ schedule 2021

Week Date Matchup
1 Sept. 13 Raiders vs. Ravens
2 Sept. 20 Packers vs. Lions
3 Sept. 27 Cowboys vs. Eagles
4 Oct. 4 Chargers vs. Raiders
5 Oct. 11 Ravens vs. Colts
6 Oct. 18 Titans vs. Bills
7 Oct. 25 Seahawks vs. Saints
8 Nov. 1 Chiefs vs. Giants
9 Nov. 8 Steelers vs. Bears
10 Nov. 15 49ers vs. Rams
11 Nov. 22 Buccaneers vs. Giants
12 Nov. 29 Washington vs. Seahawks
13 Dec. 6 Bills vs. Patriots
14 Dec. 13 Cardinals vs. Rams
15 Dec. 20 Bears vs. Vikings
16 Dec. 27 Saints vs. Dolphins
17 Jan. 3 Steelers vs. Browns





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