NFL Picks Week 17: How the NFC Playoff Bubble Teams Will Fare

December 25, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There are still a few playoff spots to be decided in the NFC. The sixth seed is up for grabs, as is the NFC East champion. There are four games that have playoff implications on Sunday. 
How will these games play out? Which playoff bubble teams will succeed? We'll tell you below.
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
Chicago will make the playoffs with a win and a Vikings loss or tie. The Lions are coming off a miserable loss against the Falcons and have had a largely disappointing season. The only bright spot for Detroit has been Calvin Johnson, who set the single-season record for most receiving yards. 
Luckily for the Bears, the last time these two teams met, Johnson was held to three catches for 34 yards and zero touchdowns.
The only way the Bears can win is if they can limit Calvin Johnson. Cornerback Charles Tillman has had a fantastic year and will be able to have some success in holding Johnson down.
The Bears will sur...

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