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Bears vs. Vikings flexed to Sunday night in Week 11

Bears vs. Vikings flexed to Sunday night in Week 11

The NFL has announced that Minnesota and Chicago have been flexed to prime time for Week 11. This will be the first time the Bears wear their orange jerseys in a primetime game.

The changes come under the league's primetime flexible scheduling element, which was implemented in 2006 and was modified in 2014 to allow the NFL to reschedule games between Weeks 5 and 17.

The original Sunday Night Football matchup, Steelers at Jaguars, has been moved up to 1 p.m. on CBS.

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The Bears and Vikings will play at 7:20 p.m. on November 18.

When the schedule makers put this together, Steelers vs Jaguars looked like must-see TV.

When the Vikings (5-3-1) return from their bye, they'll be back in action against the Bears (5-3) and back in prime time. The Bears (5-3) sit atop the division with a half-game lead over the Vikings (5-3-1). The Bears will have a quick turnaround after their late-night finish - they play a midday game on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit four days later.

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