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Monday Night Football: How to Watch Bears vs. Vikings Tonight Without Cable

Week 12 concludes in Minnesota tonight, with the Vikings hosting the Chicago Bears.

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Carries ABC and ESPN for $40 or $45 a month
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It's an NFC North showdown on Monday night between the 6-5 Minnesota Vikings and 3-8 Chicago Bears. The Vikings have won five of their last six games to remain in the NFC playoff picture, including two of their last three with Joshua Dobbs at quarterback. The team traded for Dobbs after starter Kirk Cousins was lost for the season. The Vikings are still waiting for All-Pro receiver Justin Jefferson to return to the lineup; he's likely to sit another week and return in two weeks after Minnesota's bye. 

It looks like another lost season in Chicago, but the Bears did see quarterback Justin Fields return last week. Fields missed the last four weeks with a dislocated right thumb, and the Bears missed his big-play ability. 

The Bears-Vikings game kicks off tonight at 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m. PT) on ABC and ESPN. Looking for the Manning brothers? Peyton and Eli have the night off. The ManningCast will return next week for the Bengals-Jaguars game.

Joshua Dobbs of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball

Joshua Dobbs and the Minnesota Vikings host the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.

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Keep reading to see your viewing options for Monday Night Football. And with YouTube and YouTube TV now the exclusive home of NFL Sunday Ticket, along with games also streaming on Paramount PlusPeacock and ESPN Plus, there's lots for NFL fans to keep track of this season. Check out our picks for the best live TV streaming services for NFL fans in 2023.

How to watch MNF without cable

If you don't have a cable or satellite TV subscription, you can watch Monday Night Football with a live TV service. The good news for football fans is that ABC and ESPN are available on each of the five major streaming services.

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Sling TV's Sling Orange plan includes ESPN but not ABC, and the Blue plan includes ABC (in only in a handful of markets) but not ESPN. Each plan costs $45 a month in the areas with ABC and $40 elsewhere. The combined Orange-and-Blue plan costs $55 or $60 a month.

Read our Sling TV review.

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YouTube TV costs $73 a month and includes ABC and ESPN. Plug in your ZIP code on YouTube TV's welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area.

Read our YouTube TV review.

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DirecTV Stream's basic $75-a-month Entertainment package includes ABC and ESPN. You can use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels are available where you live. 

Read our DirecTV Stream review.

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Fubo's basic plan costs $75 a month and includes ABC and ESPN. Click here to see which local channels you get. 

Read our Fubo review.

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Hulu Plus Live TV costs $77 after a recent price hike and includes ABC and ESPN. On its live news page, you can enter your ZIP code under the "Can I watch local news in my area?" question at the bottom of the page to see which local channels you get. 

Read our Hulu with Live TV review.

All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live TV streaming services guide.