Saints vs. Bears 2014 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online
Both teams are 5-8, but the Saints have a whole lot more to play for.
The Chicago Bears‘ biggest mistake this season hasn’t been one of Jay Cutler’s backbreaking interceptions or one of the secondary’s numerous coverage breakdowns. Their biggest mistake has been not playing in the NFC South.
The Bears’ disappointing 5-8 record is identical to that of the New Orleans Saints, who will visit Soldier Field for a Monday Night Football matchup. But while Chicago languishes in the cellar of the NFC North, the Saints are playing for first place in their division and still have very realistic playoff chances.
New Orleans has been a tough team to pin down this season. On one hand, it destroyed the Packers at home by 21 points in Week 8 and handled the Steelers on the road two weeks ago. But it turned around from the big win in Pittsburgh and got blasted, 41-10, by the horrid Panthers in the Superdome.
The Bears have been a bit more consistent in their ineptitude. Of their five wins, only one has come against a team currently above .500, and that was to a plunging 49ers team that got beat by the Raiders last week. On top of that, they’ll be playing without top wideout Brandon Marshall, who was placed on IR last week.
The Saints are favorites in Vegas and have a lot more to play for, but the game is in Chicago, so you never know.
How to watch
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago
When: 8:30 p.m. ET
Announcers: Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico
The Saints are 3-point favorites with an over/under of 53.5, according to OddsShark.