What channel is Bears vs. Rams on today? Schedule, time for 'Sunday Night Football' in Week 1

Written By Edward Sutelan
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The Matthew Stafford era in Los Angeles begins tonight.

Stafford, acquired in a deal for former quarterback Jared Goff this past offseason, is coming off his eighth season with at least 4,000 passing yards, yet found himself mired in another losing season with the Lions as Detroit fell to 5-11. Now surrounded with a stronger cast with the Rams, he'll look to kick his season off right with a win against the Bears on Sunday.

The Bears will also be starting their recent offseason acquisition, though it will come much to the chagrin of Chicago fans . Andy Dalton will make the start for the Bears instead of rookie QB Justin Fields.

Between the two quarterbacks, there is a — rather unfortunate — bit of notoriety that will come with a loss tonight. Among NFL quarterbacks with at least 20 starts in prime time, Dalton (.261) and Stafford (.300) have the two lowest winning percentages in prime time games, according to StatHead. The winner of the game will grab their seventh win — Dalton would be 7-17 with a win; Stafford would be 7-14 — and place the other in last place.

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What channel is Bears vs. Rams on today?

This will be the first "Sunday Night Football" matchup of the season. The game will be broadcast on NBC with Al Michaels calling play-by-play and Cris Collinsworth providing analysis. Michele Tafoya will be reporting from the sidelines.

There will be added intrigue during NBC's "Football Night in America" leading up to coverage of the game as NBC will debut both Drew Brees and Maria Taylor in their new roles with the network.

In Canada, viewers can watch Bears vs. Rams on DAZN, which has rights to every NFL game.

Bears vs. Rams start time

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 12
  • Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. ET

The Bears vs. Rams matchup will cap off the first full day of NFL action in the 2021 season. It is scheduled to kickoff at 8:20 p.m. ET.

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

Rams schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time TV
1 Sept. 12 vs. Bears 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
2 Sept. 19 at Colts 1 p.m. ET Fox
3 Sept. 26 vs. Buccaneers 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
4 Oct. 3 vs. Cardinals 4:05 p.m. ET Fox
5 Oct. 7 (Thursday) at Seahawks 8:20 p.m. ET Fox/NFLN/Amazon
6 Oct. 17 at Giants 1 p.m. ET Fox
7 Oct. 24 vs. Lions 4:05 p.m. ET Fox
8 Oct. 31 at Texans 1 p.m. ET Fox
9 Nov. 7 vs. Titans 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
10 Nov. 15 (Monday) at 49ers 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
11 BYE
12 Nov. 28 at Packers 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
13 Dec. 5 vs. Jaguars 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
14 Dec. 13 (Monday) at Cardinals 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
15 Dec. 19 vs. Seahawks 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
16 Dec. 26 at Vikings 1 p.m. ET Fox
17 Jan. 2 at Ravens 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
18 Jan. 9 vs. 49ers 4:25 p.m. ET Fox

Sunday Night Football schedule 2021

Week Date Matchup
1 Sept. 9 (Thur.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys
  Sept. 12 Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears
2 Sept. 19 Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs
3 Sept. 26 San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers
4 Oct. 3 New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5 Oct. 10 Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills
6 Oct. 17 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks
7 Oct. 24 San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts
8 Oct. 31 Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys
9 Nov. 7 Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans
10 Nov. 14 Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs
11 Nov. 21 Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
12 Nov. 28 Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns
13 Dec. 5 Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers
14 Dec. 12 Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
15 Dec. 19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints
16 Dec. 26 Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys
17 Jan. 2 Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
18 Jan. 9 TBD

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