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Well, that was quite the fall from grace.
The Chicago Bears at one point were 7-1. Then came a disastrous 1-4 stretch which saw Jay Cutler get knocked out of two games with an injury. Now the Bears are at 8-5, clutching to the final playoff spot with the slickest grip possible.
I say slick due to the fact that one of those losses came against the Seattle Seahawks, and the other came to the Minnesota Vikings.
Because of this, the Bears now have virtually no chance of winning the NFC North, a division that they led comfortably a little more than a month ago. A loss to Green Bay in Week 15 ends any chances of them winning the division.
It also pulls them into a tie with the Cowboys (again, assuming that Dallas continues to win). While the Bears would win the tiebreaker with the Cowboys, if the two teams are tied with two games left in the season, this isn't such a bad thing. After Green Bay, the Bears will have to travel on the road to take on Arizona and Detroit.
Sure those match-ups look like wins for the Bears, which should get them into the playoffs, however based off of how Chicago has played recently, couldn't the Bears losing to one of those teams after losing to the Packers be not only feasible, but also inevitable?