Chicago Bears can clinch NFC North with win over Eagles

Dec 9, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Steam comes from the helmets of Chicago Bears offensive lineman during the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears are playing the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night and there is a lot on the line. Heading into the game both teams could use a win, though the game is more meaningless for the Philadelphia Eagles. No matter what happens in this game, the Eagles still need to beat the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17 to advance.

For the Bears they can clinch the division with a win over the Eagles on Sunday Night Football. Since the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions lost on Sunday, a win would move the Bears to 9-6 and give them a two game lead over the Packers with just one game left.

If they don’t win they can still win the division. They’d stay ahead of the Packers (7-7-1) with an 8-7 record. The Bears and Packers play in Week 17 in a game that would decide the outcome of the division.

The Bears would rather lock it up tonight though.

NFC North division’s standings heading into Sunday Night Football (from ESPN.com):

NFC NORTH W L T PCT HOME ROAD DIV CONF PF PA DIFF STRK
Chicago 8 6 0 .571 5-2-0 3-4-0 2-3-0 4-6-0 406 391 +15 Won 2
Green Bay 7 7 1 .500 4-3-1 3-4-0 2-2-1 5-5-1 384 400 -16 Lost 1
Detroit 7 8 0 .467 4-4-0 3-4-0 4-1-0 6-5-0 382 362 +20 Lost 3
Minnesota 4 10 1 .300 4-3-0 0-7-1 1-3-1 3-7-1 377 467 -90 Lost 1

 

Topics: Chicago Bears

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