Chicago Bears Playoff Chances: What needs to happen in Week 15

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Arizona Cardinals lose to Philadelphia Eagles

A couple of weeks ago, if the Bears were depending on the Cardinals to lose at the hands of the Eagles, there would be little to no shot of that happening. The Eagles looked as though they had no life on offense, with Carson Wentz playing the worst football we’ve ever seen him play.

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But, the switch has been made to rookie second rounder Jalen Hurts. With an impressive first start last week against the New Orleans Saints, Hurts led the Eagles to a win while rushing for over 100 yards on the day. Hurts also threw for 167 yards and a score, but he got some help in the back field from Miles Sanders, who also topped 100 yards (115) and scored twice on the ground.

Oddly enough, Philadelphia has a bit of momentum.

The Cardinals were once 6-3 before losing three in a row, now sitting at 7-6 after a win over the New York Giants last week. Kyler Murray is no longer on fire, and some wonder if he’s not completely 100 percent. Murray has not looked like the same guy on the ground as he was to begin the season, and the Cardinals’ offense was much better when Murray was lighting it up with his legs.

The Eagles, hilariously enough, still have a shot to come away with the NFC East title, should they get a little help as well. So, this game is all but meaningless to Philly. With Hurts under center, this is a different team. If the Eagles can come away with a win, the Cardinals would fall below the Bears by way of losing the tiebreaker to Chicago (conference record).