Believe it or not, the Bears are going to the playoffs. The team clinched its postseason berth with a little help from the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday afternoon. The Rams' win over the Arizona Cardinals sealed the deal for Chicago, despite the Bears' loss to the Packers.
With the Rams win, the Bears are also locked into the seven seed, per the ESPN Playoff Machine. In addition, the Packers win, Saints win and the Rams win means the Bears will face New Orleans in their first playoff game. The Bears took the Saints to overtime when the two teams faced off in Week 8.
This is the Bears’ second playoff berth under head coach Matt Nagy. However, they haven’t won a playoff game since beating the Seahawks in the Divisional Round of the 2010 season.