As if having a chance to prevent the arch-rival Green Bay Packers from advancing to the playoffs wasn't incentive enough, the Bears have another goal in mind heading into Sunday's regular-season finale at Lambeau Field.
With a win, the Bears would finish a perfect 6-0 against NFC North opponents, which hasn't happened in the Central/North division since the Bears last accomplished it in 1987.
"It would be awesome," linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa said. "Green Bay has always been a rival and our goal is to sweep the division so this one would be a huge one to be able to get that."
While quarterback Jay Cutler said the primary focus is continuing to improve as a team, sweeping the division is a lesser source of motivation.
"That's definitely in the back of our mind," Cutler said "We don't really want to take a step back as a team or as an offense the way we have played the last couple games. We're kind of putting things together. We want to keep that going."