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.
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.
Playing for something in Week 17 but find yourself scrambling for healthy options? Our Jamey Eisenberg helps you fill out that lineup and pick that sleeper DST for the final week of the season.
LB Brian Urlacher is the only player listed as out on the Bears injury report this week, and he hasn't practiced since suffering his hamstring injury against Seattle Dec. 2.
LB Brian Urlacher was unable to practice Wednesday, but WR Earl Bennett, CB Tim Jennings and DT Henry Melton returned.

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