The Ravens weren't the only team excited about Justin Tucker's 61-yard game-winning field goal on Monday. The Chicago Bears were pretty excited too.
Earning a respectable report card after being denied a playoff berth is a little like finding out you've aced the final exam but have flunked the course. Such is the case for the Bears.
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.
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.
After rolling past the Arizona Cardinals, 28-13, on Sunday, the Bears need a victory over the Detroit Lions in their regular season finale at Ford Field, combined with a win by the rival Packers over the Vikings in at the Metrodome, to make the playoffs as a wild card.
The Green Bay Packers clinched the NFC North title with a 21-13 victory in Chicago over the slumping Bears.

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