Bears Set To Unleash, Attack Visiting Cowboys

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Nov 10, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) runs against the Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports


With 4 games remaining in the 2013-14 season, Chicago has dug themselves a steep hole to climb out of.  The Detroit Lions sit atop the NFC North with a 7-5 record.

At first glance it seems Chicago is merely a game behind Detroit.  However, the Lions have already beaten them twice and own the head-to-head tiebreaker.

In order for the Bears to win the division they must finish a full game ahead of Detroit, which puts them 2 games behind at the moment with 4 to go.

They are already 3 games behind 9-3 Carolina, and 2 games behind 8-4 San Francisco.  Both of whom lead the race for the 2 NFC wildcard spots.

With an awful 3-6 NFC record, a tie with either of the teams above would result in the Bears losing the conference record tiebreaker.

Basically, the only real chance Chicago has to make the playoffs is to overtake the Lions.  With a loss to the Cowboys on Monday night, this dream would crumble.

When I say this one is a must-win for the Bears, there’s no doubt they believe it in every sense of those words.

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  • SmartThinking

    A well researched, thoughtful article that actually provided me with information I did not previously know. Well done!

  • Old Frog

    I assume one of the reasons the Cowboys signed Clutts was insurance in case Ratliff plays like his old self.