Week 9 of the 2015 National Football League season wraps up on Monday Night Football live online as the San Diego Chargers watch the Chicago Bears come into Qualcomm Stadium in hopes of extending the Chargers’ losing streak to five games. Both teams need a win to breath new life into their respective 2015 campaigns.
Sunday ended with an unprecedented three teams with undefeated records of 8-0 — the New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals — but the Monday Night Football game that caps off the week showcases two teams as the other end of the NFL spectrum this year. The Bears enter the game at 2-5, while the Chargers head into their bye week hoping to improve on a dismal record of 2-6. This is a serious disappointment for a team that barely missed the playoffs last year with a 9-7 record and expecting to improve this year, getting themselves back to the postseason for the second time in three years.
Watch a preview of the Bears vs. Chargers matchup, courtesy of CBS Sports, in the video above on this page.
The Chargers’ 33-year-old, 12-year veteran quarterback Philip Rivers — the fourth overall pick in the 2004 NFL draft — is putting together one of the best seasons of his career. Rivers leads the NFL in completions (243), ranks second in total passing yards (2753), sixth in touchdowns (18), and eighth in passer rating at 102.1 — all while throwing just seven interceptions, a respectable figure considering Rivers also leads the league in pass attempts per game.
But all of Rivers’ efforts have not been enough to lift San Diego off the bottom of the AFC West division, and after a 2-2 start, the Chargers have dropped their last four straight games.
Meanwhile, the Bears are mired in third place in the NFC North, well behind 6-2 co-leaders the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers — but ahead of the hapless 1-7 Detroit Lions.
To learn how to watch the Week 9 Chicago Bears vs. San Diego Chargers Monday Night Football game live online, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on Monday, November 9, 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
On the Chicago side, much-malgned, 32-year-old, 10-year-veteran quarterback Jay Cutler is doing little to win converts to his cause. Cutler has continued the generally unremarkable level of performance that has characterized his career, both with the Denver Broncos, who took Cutler 11th overall in the 2006 draft, and since 2009, with the Bears.
Cutler has thrown for eight touchdowns with four interceptions in the six games he has started, compiling a quarterback passer rating of 87.5.
The Bears won just five games last year and appear headed for about the same total in 2015, but a win over the Chargers on Monday Night would brighten that outlook considerably. Las Vegas has installed San Diego as 4 1/2 point favorites.
To watch the Week Nine NFL Monday Night Football game live online, the Chicago Bears vs. San Diego Chargers, use the stream provided by WatchESPN at this link. Note that due to NFL contractual requirements, the game will not be available via the WatchESPN app on smartphones. However, it will be streamed live not only on traditional computers but also on set-top internet boxes sites Roku and Apple TV, as well as on tablets, such as the Apple iPad.
Fans who do not have credentials to log in to WatchESPN can watch the game via the Sling TV internet TV package at this link. The package, which includes a variety of channels — including ESPN — costs $20 per month and can be accessed on mobile devices with the Sling TV app as well as on computers and some set-top devices. But Sling TV offers a seven-day free trial, so subscribers can choose whether or not to keep the service after they watch the Chicago Bears vs. San Diego Chargers game live online.
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