Chicago Bears: 3 logical reasons to fight for the playoffs

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2. Divisional games could get it done

Once more: The Bears are the eighth seed in the NFC right now. It might seem like an impossibility, but a win on Sunday Night Football against the Green Bay Packers could completely change the outlook on this season.

Beating the Packers would not only put the Bears back into the win column, but give them a whole lot of momentum; something to be excited about. Not to mention, if the Bears beat the Packers, that means they scored points — another positive.

Just below the Bears (5-5) are the Vikings (4-6) and Lions (4-6) in the current playoff picture. If Chicago can sweep the Detroit Lions in two weeks and even the season series with the Vikings in late December, that will knock both teams even further behind in the playoff race.

Regardless of a playoff race, the question must be asked: What’s better than beating divisional rivals? Why wouldn’t the Bears want to beat the Vikings, Lions and those Aaron Rodgers-led Packers?

Of course the Bears want to fight back and beat these guys — all of them.

All the Bears have left is four divisional games and two very winnable games against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans.