13th (+3 from last week)
This team is starting to seem blessed. (KS)
15th (+2 from last week)
After their Monday night win, they are still alive, and can still win the AFC North if they can pull out a win and get a Vikings loss. If several other teams lose while the Bears win, there is also still a chance at a wild card berth.
13th (same as last week)
Welcome to this year’s NFL, where a blocked field goal and game-winning kick in Week 16 has kept the Bears alive for a division title with one week left in the season. Give the team credit for rallying from a 14-3 halftime deficit after Chicago had blown several games early in the season. COOL STAT: RB Matt Forte has accounted for an NFL-high 35% percent of his team’s total yards from scrimmage this season.
14th (+2 from last week)
They’re alive — barely. They need to go to Houston and win and then get some help. Their chant for the week: Go Giants!
14th (+3 from last week)
Alex Brown saved Christmas with his big block on Monday night, and now the gritty Bears would love to get a gift from the Giants—in the form of playing their regulars and playing hard to knock off the Vikings this week. Chicago’s struggling secondary, meanwhile, will need to keep Andre Johnson under wraps.