LB Brian Urlacher and RB Armando Allen are among Chicago's inactives for its game against Detroit.
Rather than dwelling on what might or might not happen with his job, Bears coach Lovie Smith is focusing on the Detroit Lions.
Bears LB Brian Urlacher practiced on Friday in a limited capacity, but he is still listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lions. RB Matt Forte confirmed he will play.
This game decides Bears playoff hopes and possibly coach Lovie Smith's future, although no reputable source has gone on record saying GM Phil Emery is definitely replacing the Bears coach if they fail to get into the playoffs.
Special teams coordinator Dave Toub thinks it would be a big loss for not just the Bears but also the city of Chicago if coach Lovie Smith is fired.
Brian Urlacher will have no more than two days of practice if he's to play Sunday, and RB Matt Forte is still nursing a sore ankle as the Bears prepare for the regular-season finale.
To beat the Lions on Sunday and give themselves a chance to make the playoffs, the Bears will need more offensive production than they've had in recent weeks.
One of the reasons the Bears have cooled off is that their offense isn't putting enough points on the scoreboard.

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