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Football Extra Points:
The Bears need to win and need some help to make the playoffs.
We've made it to the last week of the season. There is still a lot to figure out in both Conferences and a couple teams still in the playoff hunt.
Here's a look at the Week 17 Final Playoff Scenarios:
Locked-up: Atlanta Falcons (South, #1 Seed, home-field throughout); Green Bay Packers (NFC North Division); San Francisco 49ers (playoff berth); Seattle Seahawks -- (playoff berth)
GREEN BAY PACKERS (at Minnesota Vikings)
Green Bay clinches a first-round bye:
1) GB win - This is a tough division match-up but the Vikings are one dimensional, Packers are going to win.
2) GB tie + SF loss or tie - Ties don't happen and I expect the 49ers to beat the Cardinals this week.
3) SF loss + SEA loss or tie - I expect both of these teams to win, not likely to happen.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (vs. Arizona Cardinals)
San Francisco clinches NFC West division:
1) SF win or tie - I expect the 49ers to beat the ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Despite an epic collapse this season, Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith is expected to be back in 2013, according to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports.
The Bears still have a shot at making the playoffs if they can beat the Lions on Sunday and have the Vikings lose to the Packers.
I believe a big part of the Bears’ second half struggles have been due to injuries to quarterback Jay...
Linebacker Brian Urlacher returned to practice on Friday and was limited as the Chicago Bears prepare to play the Lions in Sunday’s regular season finale.
Even though Urlacher was limited in practice, it doesn’t sound like he’ll play this week.
The Bears will list Urlacher as doubtful for the game, according to a team spokesman, and chances are he was brought back to the field...
If the Bears fall to Detroit in Week 17, will it be better for the team in the long run?
It’s that time of year again Bears fans. No, I’m not talking about making New Year’s preparations and looking forward to a nice long bye week heading into the playoffs. It’s time to look back on what was once a promising season, and hurriedly scramble together a scenario that has the...
The Chicago Bears elevated running back Harvey Unga to the active roster from the practice squad and waived defensive end Cheta Ozougwu. Unga spent about half the season on the practice squad. Ozougwu recorded two tackles in two games for the Bears.
Injured middle linebacker Brian Urlacher practiced with the Chicago Bears for the first time in three weeks but was listed as doubtful for Sunday's critical game against Detroit. Urlacher saw limited duty in Friday's practice. He is trying to come back from a hamstring strain on Dec. 2 that forced him to miss the past three games. The Bears (9-6) need a victory Sunday...
Chicago Bears safety Major Wright told the media that Lions quarterback Mathew Stafford has a hard time dealing with pressure.
“You put a little pressure on him, you close the pocket on him, and he hesitates,” Wright said Wednesday. “He doesn’t make that perfect throw.”
Wright said Stafford “kind of folds” under pressure, and the numbers support his argument. The Lions...
Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton had some choice words for the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, calling them a dirty team both on offense and defense. In particular, Melton said Detroit’s offensive linemen talk trash and throw cheap shots. He singled out Lions center Dominic Raiola, calling him “old” and accusing him of using cuss words and playing dirty. Needless to...
The Chicago Bears will play against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. The game will air on FOX at 1 pm EST.
Week ago few could have predicted that the Chicago Bears would need a win and some help in Week 17 in order to make the playoffs. The Bears need a win and a Vikings loss in order to move onto post season play.
What is the points spread in the Bears and Lions game...
The Chicago Bears (9-6) and Detroit Lions (4-11) will meet for the 166th time ever on Sunday.
The Bears lead the all-time series 95-65-6.
The Bears got by the Lions back in Week Seven, 13-7 on Monday Night Football.
Coming off a big 28-13 victory over the Cardinals, the Bears must win to keep their postseason hopes alive. They have to win in Detroit and have the Packers take down...
Chicago Bears (9-6) at Detroit Lions (4-11)
Chicago is in a must win game here, but that doesn’t mean that this means more to them. The Lions would love nothing more here than to play spoiler and eliminate a division rival. However, unlike the Eagles against the Giants, I don’t really like the Lions here. The Bears have won every game this year in which they’ve been favored...
Inconsistent, hard to watch, and downright woeful for most of the 2012 season, the focus will be squarely on Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears offense as they make a bid for the playoffs in Sunday’s regular season finale in Detroit. First-year offense coordinator Mike Tice has fared no better, and in many cases worse, than predecessor Mike Martz. The [...]
8 a.m. ET: While the NFL has handed out plenty of pretty presents so far this season, it truly saved the best to last.
Tucked away in Week 17 like that extra present hidden under the couch, the NFL’s final set of games may have the most intrigue of any time so far this year. As well as a load of divisional matchups and some games that promise to make the most of impending winter...