Last week's loss against the Packers was a heart breaker. Not only did the Bears put themselves on the bubble of not making the playoffs, but the Packers won it on their turf.
It's crunch time as the Bears face the Cardinals. The Bears need some wins, and they need some help, notably from the 49ers, Texans, Saints and Ravens. Hold onto your butts, it should be a pretty hectic finish in the NFC.
The Vikings and Seahawks are currently ahead of the Bears, and the best way to over come their tiebreakers is simply to win more games.
Historical Results: This is a thing that happened after a Bears-Cardinals game:
Are they who we thought they were? We'll find out soon enough.
Some critical info for today's Bears-Cardinals contest:
Weather: Sunny with temperatures rising towards the low 60s. Winds light, and variable. They'll probably leave the roof closed, so it may not matter.
Television Coverage: FOX (Dick Stockton and John Lynch) - Here's a map to see what is being broadcast around the US (LINK). For our neighbors to the north, here's info for Canadian television (LINK). And for a more GLOBAL perspective, ESPN America has you covered (LINK).
Inactives (Chicago): LB Brian Urlacher (hamstring), DT Henry Melton (chest), T Jonathan Scott (hamstring) LB Blake Costanzo (calf). QB Josh McCown, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, DE Cheta Ozougwu are healthy scratches.
Inactives (Arizona):S Rashad Johnson (hamstring), G Mike Gibson (calf), WR Early Doucet (concussion), DE Ronald Talley (ankle). QB John Skelton, G Senio Kelemete, TE Kory Sperry are healthy inactives.