The Bears already have three losses in the NFC and will most likely need to have the edge in a tiebreaker to make the playoffs.
I do not think there is any question the Packers are going to dethrone the Bears as NFC North champions.
As a result, Chicago will need to get in the playoffs as a wild card team.
It is great the Bears have beaten the Atlanta Falcons and now the Tampa Bay Bucs, because those are two teams who will be contenders for wild card positions as well.
In order to do make the playoffs, the Bears are going to need an 11-5 record to get in outright or a 10-6 record to get in with help from other teams.
Which means the Bears will need to finish the season 7-2 to solidify a spot in the playoffs.
Here is a look at how I think the NFC North will look at the end of the season.