Broadcast team and coverage map revealed for Lions vs. Bears in Week 17

This Sunday’s matchup between the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears earns a little broader distribution across the midwest than some recent Lions games have seen. The FOX Sports coverage map shows the Week 17 matchup going to most of the upper midwest and even venturing outside the immediate states surrounding Illinois and Michigan.

The FOX Sports team of Kenny Albert and Jonathan Vilma will be on the call. That’s a step up in the announcer pecking order for the Lions over last week’s game against Carolina.

If you live in a market covered in green in the map below (courtesy 506 Sports), the Lions. vs. Bears matchup will air on your local FOX affiliate.

 

The game takes on added interest in what is normally Packers territory, with Green Bay playing Minnesota in the later afternoon window. The Packers need the Lions to lose to Chicago to keep their postseason hopes afloat.

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire