It’s hard to believe that when the Chicago Bears lose six consecutive games, they will even participate in the playoff discussions. Now, the fate of the Bears entering the last two games has been firmly controlled.
The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 20-12, reducing the Cardinals to 8-7. This means that the Bears can achieve two victories to lock the seventh seed, thus ending the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Green Bay Packers.
According to FiveThirtyEight, Arizona’s loss increased the Bears’ playoff odds to 71%. If Chicago beat Jacksonville on Sunday, the odds would increase to 84%.
Believe it or not, there is still a situation where the Bears can only win one of the last two games and finish seventh. If Arizona loses to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 1
Although the 49ers gave the Bears a Christmas Eve gift, and even though former Bears shooter Robbie Gould missed two field goals and a bonus point, Chicago still needs to do business.
The game began on Sunday against the Jaguars, and the Bears will seek a third consecutive victory after six consecutive losses after the 5-1 start. Chicago’s offense will seek to score 30 points in the fourth consecutive game, which may be the case against the Jaguars who have lost 13 games.
Take it, bear fans. Things become very interesting.
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