If the Bears make the playoffs it could be one of several factors that could conceivably cost Josh McDaniels his job with the Broncos, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post via ProFootballTalk.
Klis writes that McDaniels will likely have this season and next season to make the playoffs before his job will be in jeopardy. If the Redskins, coached by the man McDaniels replaced --- Mike Shanahan --- and the Bears, led by the quarterback --- Jay Cutler --- McDaniels traded away, make the postseason instead of the Broncos fans could be clamoring for a change, which might prompt owner Pat Bowlen to do just that.
Klis isn't predicting that this will be the case, but just acknowledging the possibility. Here's the link: http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_15506634