The Bears will be playing for their playoff life Monday night.
Baltimore's 33-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys tonight in the final game ever at Texas Stadium ensures that the Bears will at least remain alive in the wild card race.
A victory by Atlanta on Sunday at Minnesota will keep the Bears alive in the NFC North race. That is the key game of the day for the Bears.
The Bears could have been eliminated from postseason contention altogether if Dallas had won tonight and Minnesota, Tampa Bay and Philadelphia all win Sunday.
The path to the wild card remains treacherous, at best. The best hope for the Bears to reach the playoffs is to win out and for Minnesota to lose to Atlanta and the New York Giants. Currently, the Bears are fifth in the wild-card standings trailing, in order, Tampa Bay, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Dallas.
The Falcons-Vikings game will be shown locally on Fox-32 at 3 p.m.