Jets vs. Bears Preview, Score and More
"It's been awhile since we've been in this position," Chicago Head Coach Lovie Smith said after the Bears clinched their division. "But we realize it's just one step. We have a big game against the Jets coming up."
Meanwhile, Jets' Head Coach Rex Ryan said of the Bears' game, "The great thing is that all we have to do is win to get into the playoffs. That's all I know. That's all I'm concerned with. That's our focus."
Who: New York Jets at Chicago Bears
Where: Soldier Field, Chicago
When: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
TV Coverage: CBS
Players to Watch: Don't look away on punts and kickoffs: Bears' return man Devin Hester set a new NFL record on Monday night when he scored his 14th kick return touchdown. But Jets' returner Brad Smith is just as dangerous, coming off a game in which he returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown against the Steelers.
Bears' quarterback Jay Cutler is playing some of his best football and finally looking like he has Mike Martz's offense figured out. But the Jets will put pressure on Cutler all day, and the Bears' offensive line may struggle to protect him. The Bears' defense, however, may put even more pressure on Jets' quarterback Mark Sanchez. Bears' defensive end Julius Peppers should have a big day.
Prediction: Bears 21, Jets 20
Final Score: Bears 38 Jets 34