Who would have thought that after being swept by the Lions, the Bears would end up controlling their playoff destiny with two weeks left in the season. That’s where they find themselves following Detroit’s loss to Baltimore at home.
If the Bears beat the Eagles and the Packers, they earn a home playoff game, probably against Carolina or San Francisco. I won’t even comment on the other possibilities, because the focus must be on winning the final two games, period.
We’ve seen this before, and I’m uneasy. The absolute best possibility? The final game of the 2013 season ends up being a one-game playoff for the division title against Green Bay on December 29th. It would be fantastic to have Aaron Rodgers return and have the Bears finally beat him.
At least nobody will be able to say the 2013 Chicago Bears season wasn’t exciting.