Pats-Bears game moved to 4:15

The Patriots' road game against the Bears on Dec. 12 at Soldier Field has been moved to a 4:15 p.m. ET kickoff, the Bears announced today. The game was originally scheduled for 1 p.m., but as part of flex scheduling, has been moved by CBS so it reaches a wider audience.

The Bears (8-3) are one of the NFL's surprise teams, while the Patriots (9-2) are tied with the Jets and Falcons for the best record in the NFL.