And while Chicago may only have a two-percent chance at a post-season berth, in the words of Jim Carey in "Dumb and Dumber":
Everything the Bears needed to happen for their playoff hopes in Week 12 basically did. The Panthers, Rams, Eagles and Cowboys all lost. And while the Rams and Eagles have the head-to-head tiebreaker over Chicago, they (like the Bears) have challenging schedules down the stretch.
The Bears need to win out. If they lose another game, their season is over. In Thursday's Thanksgiving game against the Lions, Chicago will face a Detroit team in a downward spiral that may have no choice but to start their third-string quarterback. All signs point to a Bears win, but we've been down this road before.
The one game at a time mentality continues this week. Chicago just needs to win; they need to even their record at 6-6. If they do, the Bears live to play another day. If they don't, then it's on to 2020.
Make sure you're tuned in to find out. Here are all the ways you can catch the game:
Detroit Lions (3-7-1) vs. Chicago Bears (5-6)
Date: Thursday, November 28
Time: 12:00 p.m. CST
Location: Ford Field (Detroit, Michigan)
NBC Sports Chicago Coverage
Football Aftershow at the conclusion of the game
WBBM 780 (Chicago) and 105.9 FM
Bears feed: 225
Lions feed: 226
Bears vs. Lions: Time, TV schedule and how to watch Thanksgiving game online originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago