Bears playoff hopes still alive

Published 12/23 2012 10:55PM

Updated 12/23 2012 11:01PM

WMBD/WYZZ-TV STAFF - GLENDALE, AZ - The Bears are still in playoff contention.  The Bears needed to get a win against Arizona, and offense and defense combined to get it done on Sunday afternoon.

Zach Bowman started off the scoring by recoving a Beanie Wells fumble on the one-yard line.  It was the first of two defensive scores for the Bears.

Matt Forte rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown, and Jay Cutler hooked up with Brandon Marshall for another score in the first half.  Chicago led 21-6 at the break.

The only other scoring in the third quarter came from Charles Tillman, who picked off Ryan Lindley and returned the ball 10 yards for a touchdown.

The Bears need to win the regular season finale againsts the 4-11 Detroit Lions, and also need Green Bay to beat Arizona next Sunday to clinch a wildcard playoff spot.

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