The Chicago Bears are sitting 4-3, and currently hold the sixth NFC playoff spot. While their record is not ideal, they have only lost to teams that have a combined 17-4 record, that is extremely impressive.
The Bears have the toughest part of their schedule behind them, now they face a mixture of some difficult teams, and some "gimme" games they should easily win.
This Bears team is very talented, and will be in the playoffs in 2011-2012, but in order to accomplish this, they have to win the key games remaining on their schedule.
The Eagles will remember their beat down at Soldier Field last season, when the Bears dominated, and Mike Vick threw his first interception of the season.
The Eagles might not have a great record right now, but the NFC is wide open, and the Eagles are hungry and are still insanely talented.
There are so many weapons for the Bears defense to attempt to stop; Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy, Desean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin to name a few.
With three losses in the NFC already, the Bears can not afford to drop another, but they will have plenty of time to gameplan and rest during their bye week for this difficult matchup.
The Bears have already been embarrassed once this season by the Lions, they will not allow it to happen again.
Calvin Johnson and Javid Best toyed with the Bears defense as they racked up 130 and 160 yards respectively.
The Lions have lost two straight games, and they are banged up. I would not be surprised if they go cold in the coming weeks, which greatly helps the Bears odds of winning.
Just look at history, the Bears simply do not lose to the Lions, and if they do, they will not drop two in one season.
This is a huge must win game for the Bears.
Philip Rivers has struggled, the Chargers offensive line has looked awful, and they have been winning, but have looked so ugly.
Antonio Gates is back and appears to be healthy, and the Chargers should start to look like their former selves (on offense at least).
Unfortunately for the Bears, the Chargers will be clicking when they come to Soldier Field.
The Bears will beat the Chargers if they hit Rivers early and take care of the football.
This could be a signature win for the 2011 Chicago Bears.
The Seattle Seahawks are arguably one of the worst teams in the NFL. I do not care that they are only 2-4, nor do I care that they made the playoffs last year, they are flat out terrible.
Tavaris Jackson is not even a top 45 NFL quarterback, let alone good enough to be starting.
The Seahawks average 16.2 PPG and 262 YPG. Their defense is okay, giving up 21.3 PPG, but they do not force turnovers.
I feel like my arguing for how bad the Seahawks are should not go beyond stating Tavaris Jackson being their quarterback.
Overall, the Bears should not have a problem with the Seahawks, but I have included them in this must-win category because the Bears dropped an easy one against them last year at home.
It should not happen again, but for whatever reason, the Bears can not sleep on the Seahawks.
Santa Clause has delivered this year in the form of a great Christmas day game; Bears vs. Packers.
Bears fans are hoping for the Packers to have wrapped up the NFC North title along with the No. 1 playoff seed so the Bears won't have to face Aaron Rodgers again.
With the Saints getting hot, it is impossible to predict if the Packers will be playing in late December, so we have to assume that the Packers will be playing at full strength.
That being said, the Bears will have a very difficult time winning this game in the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.
Although it is possible, and if the Bears win this game, I guarantee you they will make the playoffs.
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