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NFL Week 7 Monday Night Football: Patriots rooting guide, how to watch, open thread

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The New England Patriots have lost pretty badly on Sunday, so tonight’s game between two of the NFC’s best teams may not be as relaxing an affair as it would have been otherwise. Nevertheless, the contest between the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams does give fans a chance to scout a future opponent: New England will travel to L.A. in Week 14.

With all that said, here’s how you can watch the game and who you should root for.

Chicago Bears (5-1) at Los Angeles Rams (4-2)

When: 8:15 p.m. ET

Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood CA

Television: ESPN

Live streaming: fuboTV (Try for free here!), ESPN+ (Try for free here!)

SB Nation coverage: Windy City Gridiron (Bears), Turf Show Times (Rams)

Patriots rooting guide: Go Rams! There’s a simple reason why Patriots fans should root for the home team tonight: seeding tiebreakers. A Los Angeles win would improve New England’s strength of schedule and possibly strength of victory as well — two tiebreakers that could very much become important further down the line.