Our good friend Kevin Seifert at espn.com has taken a glance at the playoff scenarios facing the NFC North this week. Yes, Detroit has been eliminated.
The Bears find themselves in a must-win situation, more or less, because if they lose and the Vikings can prevail Sunday at Arizona, the Bears' season will be on life support. In that scenario, Minnesota will be crowned champs of the NFC North.
Of course, a Vikings' loss and a Bears' loss would still keep the Bears in the hunt for the division title. They would need to win the final two weeks and have Minnesota lose out.
The Bears would still be alive in the hunt for a wild card spot, but based on their 0-3 run through the NFC South already, they hold virtually no tiebreakers and would need a complex scenario of things to unfold for them to sneak in at 9-7. Any way, check out Seifert's breakdown. It's worth a look.