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BBAO: Would Bears really help Packers?

We're Black and Blue All Over:

As we noted Tuesday night, the Chicago Bears clinched at least the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs after the Minnesota Vikings' upset of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Bears are still in play for the No. 1 seed, but those hopes could evaporate before kickoff of Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. The Atlanta Falcons could clinch that spot if they defeat the Carolina Panthers in a game to be played three hours earlier.

In that case, would the Bears pull back on their schemes and/or rest their starters, ostensibly making it easier for their top rivals to reach the playoffs? We'll find out Sunday, but here is what Bears safety Chris Harris tweeted in the minutes after Tuesday's game: "To make 1 thing clear just cause we got the 1st rd bye 2nite don't think we just plan on rolling over Sun against Green Bay #notgonnahappen"

Is it Sunday yet?

Continuing around the NFC North: