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The Chicago Bears are just one win away from a playoff appearance, which is hard to believe considering this team lost six straight games and appeared poised to clean house after this season.
But the Bears have quickly turned the tide, thanks to their suddenly high-powered offense, winning three straight games and putting themselves in a position to make the postseason.
If Chicago locks up a coveted wild card spot in the NFC, they’ll be just the third NFL team since the merger to make the playoffs after a six-game losing streak, along with the 1970 Cincinnati Bengals and 2014 Carolina Panthers.
The #Bears are seeking to become just the third NFL team since the 1970 merger to make the playoffs despite a six-game losing streak, joining the 1970 Bengals and 2014 Panthers.
— Larry Mayer (@LarryMayer) December 28, 2020
But to do that the Bears will need one of two things to happen — beat the Green Bay Packers or they need the Arizona Cardinals to lose to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
Chicago’s track record against Green Bay is well-documented, and it’s not reassuring with MVP candidate Aaron Rodgers one win away from locking up the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye.
Although relying on the Cardinals to lose to the Rams isn’t ideal either, especially with Los Angeles quarterback Jared Goff will miss Sunday’s game after having surgery on his broken thumb. But Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray is also banged up, and his status for Sunday is in jeopardy.