Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 12/1/12

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - FEBRUARY 05: Commissioner of the NFL Roger Goodell speaks to members of the media during the NFL Commissioner Press Conference held at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center as part of media week for Super Bowl XLIV on February 5, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The 6-5 Seattle Seahawks travel to Chicago, for the fourth time in three seasons, to face the 8-3 Chicago Bears. Apparently NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, has been too busy turning the league into flag football in recent seasons to notice this scheduling oversight. Granted, one of the visits occurred during the 2010 NFC Playoffs, but it seems reasonable to have Bears visit Seattle at some point doesn’t it? This is a pivotal game for the Seahawks playoff aspirations. Seattle is currently tied with Tampa Bay and Minnesota for the sixth seed in the NFC but if the playoffs started today, the Seahawks would qualify for the postseason on tiebreakers. The magic number of wins needed to make the playoffs in the NFC this season appears to be nine, and the 6-5 Seahawks have three home games remaining. A road victory, a feat Seattle appears incapable of achieving, may not be necessary to reach the postseason, but obviously, a win in Chicago would leave the Seahawks in a fantastic position
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