Chicago Bears: 5 Reasons Bears Will Make the Playoffs

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Chicago Bears: 5 Reasons Bears Will Make the Playoffs
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The Chicago Bears will make the playoffs!

This should be the mentality of every Bears fan since their team hasn't been eliminated from postseason contention yet.  Why would a fan think or express otherwise?  Why choose to support a franchise, but then only cheer for them when they are clear winners?

I will never understand this.

Across the world of social media, it seems that many Bears fans have given up on the Monsters of the Midway for the 2012 season. 

Granted, things were a lot more fun when the Bears were 7-1, but when the playoffs are still obtainable how can a fan turn their back on their team when they are needed the most?

The Bears have been plagued by injuries throughout the last couple of weeks with Brian Urlacher, Earl Bennett, Tim Jennings and most recently Michael Bush being forced to sit out.

Their slew of losses included the Houston Texans who are tied for the best record in the league; The Minnesota Vikings, whose star running back, Adrian Peterson, has eight consecutive 100-yard games and is nicknamed "Purple Jesus" (which is fitting because I believe he can in fact run on water); And their most recent loss came at the hand of the NFC North champion Green Bay Packers.

Of course these are not excuses either.  Every team is beatable.  But focusing on the past at this point is counterproductive.

Bears fans need to focus on the future.

I don't mean the future as in next season.  I mean the next two games.  The Bears are still alive, and their fans need to not give up now.

Here's why I still firmly believe the Bears will make the playoffs.

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