by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/30/12) Bears kicker Olindo Mare, signed by the Bears in mid-December when Robbie Gould went down, made four of his five field goal attempts in Sunday's 26-24 win over the Lions.
12/30/2012 16:17 Bears edge Lions but miss playoffs as Vikings beat Pack
Jay Cutler threw for 257 yards and a touchdown and helped seal the game with a late scramble, and the Chicago Bears kept their playoff hopes alive -- for now -- with a 26-24 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
12/23/2012 21:43 Postgame analysis: Bears 28, Cardinals 13
After rolling past the Arizona Cardinals, 28-13, on Sunday, the Bears need a victory over the Detroit Lions in their regular season finale at Ford Field, combined with a win by the rival Packers over the Vikings in at the Metrodome, to make the playoffs as a wild card.