Chicago Bears: Ranking potential playoff scenarios

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Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks
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Third-most favorable matchup: Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks

All the way back in Week 2 of the regular season, the Chicago Bears took down the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football for the Bears’ first win of the season.

The Seahawks have improved since then, sitting at 6-5 and in a virtual tie with the Redskins for the final seed in the NFC playoffs.

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Going back to that week two matchup, the Bears dominated in every facet of the game despite winning just 24-17. While the score was aided by a Russell Wilson garbage-time touchdown, the Bears took down the birds in a convincing prime time win.

Khalil Mack forced a fumble and had a sack, Mitch Trubisky threw for a pair of touchdowns, and Prince Amukamara sealed the game with a late pick-six in a defensive showcase.

So what makes a rematch so appealing? For starters, it won’t be hard for the Bears to repeat their defensive performance, as the defense has only improved from the beginning of the season.

Furthermore, the offense is far more developed. The run game was a non-factor and still is, so the Bears only real concern will be nullified, as its been proven to not be an issue against the Seahawks.

The only thing going against the Bears in this matchup is experience. Wilson has played in two Super Bowls and has won one, and the Seahawks have proven to be sneaky contenders despite flying under-the-radar in the regular season.