This week, the NFL-leading, 10-2 (4-2 away from home) Patriots will play the 9-3 (4-2 at home) Bears at Soldier Field. This match up is important in both the AFC and NFC playoff pictures.
The Patriots could be the first team to seal a playoff spot with a win and also further their chances of becoming the No. 1 seed in the AFC. A Bears win would keep them one game ahead of the Packers and on top of the NFC North.
So with a lot at stake for both teams, here are some keys to victory.