When the Cardinals misplaced to the 49ers 20-12 on Saturday night time, the Bears had their postseason destiny specified by entrance of them: If they win Sunday in Jacksonville and at house in Week 17 in opposition to the rival Packers, they’ll make the postseason.
The Bears entered Saturday wanting the Cardinals to lose at least one time the remainder of the way in which — both to the 49ers or the Rams subsequent week — with a purpose to keep watch over their very own future.
If the Bears and Cardinals finally end up tied at 9-7, the Bears would hang the tiebreaker.
“We just play and we want to do everything we can to win every single game,” Bears trainer Matt Nagy mentioned Friday. “And then the other stuff, we have no control — we can’t do anything about that. So whatever happens there, happens. We know right now in our situation that we don’t control the way of getting into the playoffs. We need help. There’s nothing we can do about that.”
After the Cardinals misplaced Sunday, the Bears don’t want any longer lend a hand. They simply want to win out, beginning Sunday in opposition to a Jaguars workforce incentivized to lose and dangle onto the No. 1 select in subsequent 12 months’s draft.
The Jaguars will get started Mike Glennon in opposition to the Bears and play with out megastar operating again James Robinson, who has an ankle damage.
The Bears are a half-game out of the overall playoff spot, an opening they might shut with a win Sunday. They hang the tie-breaker in opposition to the Cardinals, which means that, presuming they beat the Jaguars, they’d make the postseason both with a Week 17 win in opposition to the Packers or a Cardinals loss to the Rams.