The Chicago Bears currently hold on to the No. 5 seed in the NFC when it comes to the playoffs with four weeks remaining in the 2012 season, but they suffered a setback during Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks when star linebacker Brian Urlacher sustained a hamstring injury that could possibly keep him out for the remainder of the regular season. However, with the position the Bears are currently in–why are fans acting like the team has no shot at making the playoffs?
Not only should Chicago feel comfortable heading into Week 14 with an 8-4 record, but they have to like their chances of at least earning a Wild Card spot thanks to a favorable schedule over the final four weeks of the regular season. The Bears most difficult matchup will take place on December 16 when they take on the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field and the other three remaining teams (Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, and Detroit Lions) they’re scheduled to play don’t have winning records.
Even without Urlacher in the lineup, this team still has one of the top defenses in the league and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be able to record at least two more wins over the final four games–which should be enough for at least a Wild Card spot in the NFC. Plus, the offense continues to click more and more each week thanks to the chemistry developing between Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall–so Bears fans need to relax when it comes to all of the talk surrounding playoffs being out of the question with Urlacher’s status up in the air.
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