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Can 6-6 eventually add up to playoffs for Bears?
With the Detroit Lions losing Sunday to the Philadelphia Eagles, Bears fans have reason to be hopeful heading into tonight’s matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. With a win, they stay in the hunt for the NFC North title.
But history isn’t exactly on the Bears’ side when looking at other 6-6 teams since 2002.
Take a look at the numbers, courtesy of STATS:
Of the 16 teams that did make the postseason, here’s a breakdown of how they finished their last four regular-season games:
(The 2010 Seahawks are the team that went 1-3 down the stretch, eventually losing to the Bears 35-24 in the Divisional Playoff).
Even when a 6-6 team fights its way into the postseason, nearly half the time they’re out in the wild-card round: