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While a second-half collapse has put their postseason hopes in doubt, the Chicago Bears managed to stay alive with a big win last weekend.
Now, another victory coupled with some help from their archrival would allow them to sneak in.
Visiting Chicago first tries to get past Calvin Johnson and the slumping Detroit Lions on Sunday before turning its attention to a late-afternoon showdown between the NFC North's other two teams.
The Bears (9-6) surely had their sights set on the division crown after opening 7-1 but they'd gladly settle for one of the conference's two wild-card spots.
Chicago heads into the final week of the regular season on the outside of the playoff picture but could still get in with a victory at Ford Field and a Green Bay win at Minnesota later in the day.
"This time of year, you want to be in it, you want to be relevant, and we are," coach Lovie Smith said. "We have a chance, and that's all you can hope for. It's not an idea...
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Four days after breaking the NFL single-season record for receiving yards, Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was named as a starter to the NFC Pro Bowl team.
Johnson becomes the first Lion to be a Pro Bowler in three consecutive years since running back Barry Sanders was selected 10 straight years from 1990-99.
Johnson needs 108 receiving yards Sunday against Chicago for 2...
The smile has rarely left Calvin Johnson's face since he broke Jerry Rice's NFL record for receiving yards in a single season against Atlanta on Dec. 22.
Don't let Johnson's smile fool you. Underneath that cheery expression, there's a fierce competitor who wants to make Rice's accomplishments a distant second to his own effort this year.
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The Chicago Bears (9-6) season has come down to this one game versus the Detroit Lions (4-11). For both of these team what started out as a season full of promise and excitement has ended in disappointment. Coming off their first playoff appearance since 1999 the Lions took a huge step back in 2012. The Lions seemed poised to continue the growth they have made, instead inconsistency...
Wednesday afternoon NFL Pro Bowl rosters were announced and unsurprisingly Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was selected as a starter for the NFC squad. During a year in which he started out slow, Megatron has been simply amazing down the stretch breaking Jerry Rice’s single season yardage record and could eclipse 2,000 receiving yards on the season this coming weekend against...
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This ugly season will come to an end for the Detroit Lions, but will their losing streak? The Lions play their final game Sunday afternoon at Ford Field against the Chicago Bears, who are still in playoff contention.
Here are five storylines to follow:
1. Have the Bears not heard that youre supposed to let sleeping Lions lie?
Chicago still has a very realistic shot at making the...