What channel is Bears vs. Steelers on today? Schedule, time for ‘Monday Night Football’ in Week 9


Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears face off against Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers on “Monday Night Football,” in a classic bout of “the rookie vs. the veteran.” The Bears are 3-5 thus far on the season, whereas the Steelers are 4-3. Both teams are third in their respective division, although the NFC North undoubtedly lacks the depth that the AFC North does.

The Steelers are bringing a three-game winning streak into this game, whereas the Bears have lost three straight. They’re coming out of a buzzsaw portion of their schedule, featuring games against the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and San Francisco 49ers. The Steelers, meanwhile, have been winning ugly — but winning all the same. Most recently, they netted a 15-10 win over their division rival Cleveland Browns.

The Steelers defense does pose some problems for the Bears on paper. T.J. Watt has terrorized quarterbacks, and it’s hard to discount Fields’ disastrous first start against the Browns. If Watt and the Steelers can keep him under pressure, it could be a long Monday night for Chicago. The Steelers’ secondary, however, is susceptible to missed tackles, which could benefit the Bears if they can gameplan possibly.

To that point, Matt Nagy will return for the Bears’ sideline on Monday after clearing COVID-19 protocols. He reclaims the position from special teams coach Matt Tabor, though Bill Lazer will likely continue to call plays for Fields and the Bears offense.

Cracks are appearing in the armor of some of the AFC North’s best, with the Bengals thumping the Ravens two weeks ago and subsequently losing to the Jets. The Ravens lead the division at 5-2, so a win could help the Steelers, at worst, keep pace with Baltimore and Cincinnati in the North.

Here’s what you need to know to watch Bears and Steelers this Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels, and the full Week 9 NFL schedule.

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What channel is Bears vs. Steelers on today?

  • TV channel (national): ESPN
  • Live Stream: Watch ESPN, fuboTV

The Bears and Steelers will be wrapping up Week 9 on ESPN with Steve Levy, Brian Griese, and Louis Riddick in the booth. Lisa Salters is handling sideline reporting duties, and John Parry will be providing rules analysis on the broadcast. 

There won’t be a Manningcast this week on ESPN2, marking the first time in three weeks the Manning brothers will be taking the week off.

Streamers will be able to watch the game via Watch ESPN, the ESPN app or by using fuboTV, which comes with a seven-day free trial.

Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN free with a 30-day trial.

Bears vs. Steelers start time

  • Date: Monday, Nov. 8
  • Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET, 7:15 p.m. CT

Bears vs. Steelers is scheduled to kick off at 8:15 ET (7:15 CT) from Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field. 

Bears schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time TV
1 Sept. 12 at L.A. Rams 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
2 Sept. 19 vs. Bengals 1 p.m. ET FOX
3 Sept. 26 at Browns 1 p.m. ET FOX
4 Oct. 3 vs. Lions 1 p.m. ET FOX
5 Oct. 10 at Raiders 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
6 Oct. 17 vs. Packers 1 p.m. ET FOX
7 Oct. 24 at Buccaneers 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
8 Oct. 31 vs. 49ers 1 p.m. ET FOX
9 Nov. 8 at Steelers 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
10 Nov. 14 Bye
11 Nov. 21 vs. Ravens 1 p.m. ET CBS
12 Nov. 25 at Lions 12:30 p.m. ET FOX
13 Dec. 5 vs. Cardinals 1 p.m. ET FOX
14 Dec. 12 at Packers 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
15 Dec. 20 vs. Vikings 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
16 Dec. 26 at Seahawks 4:05 p.m. ET FOX
17 Jan. 2 vs. Giants 1 p.m. ET CBS
18 Jan. 9 at Vikings 1 p.m. ET FOX

Steelers schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time TV
1 Sept. 12 at Bills 1 p.m. ET CBS
2 Sept. 19 vs. Raiders 1 p.m. ET CBS
3 Sept. 26 vs. Bengals 1 p.m. ET CBS
4 Oct. 3 at Packers 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
5 Oct. 10 vs. Broncos 1 p.m. ET Fox
6 Oct. 17 vs. Seahawks 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
7 Oct. 24 BYE ————— ——
8 Oct. 31 at Browns 1 p.m. ET CBS
9 Nov. 8 vs. Bears 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
10 Nov. 14 vs. Lions 1 p.m. ET Fox
11 Nov. 21 at Chargers 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
12 Nov. 28 at Benga 1 p.m. ET CBS
13 Dec. 5 vs. Ravens 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
14 Dec. 9 at Vikings 8:20 p.m. ET Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video
15 Dec. 19 vs. Titans 1 p.m. ET CBS
16 Dec. 26 at Chiefs 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
17 Jan. 3 vs. Browns 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
18 Jan. 9 at Ravens 1 p.m. ET CBS

Monday Night Football schedule 2021

Week Date Matchup
Week 1 Sept. 13 Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens
Week 2 Sept. 20 Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions
Week 3 Sept. 27 Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Week 4 Oct. 4 Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders
Week 5 Oct. 11 Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts
Week 6 Oct. 18 Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills
Week 7 Oct. 25 Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints
Week 8 Nov. 1 Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants
Week 9 Nov. 8 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears
Week 10 Nov. 15 San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams
Week 11 Nov. 22 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants
Week 12 Nov. 29 Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks
Week 13 Dec. 6 Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots
Week 14 Dec. 13 Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams
Week 15 Dec. 20 Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings
Week 16 Dec. 27 New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins
Week 17 Jan. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

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