It’s almost here. The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears meet on Sunday afternoon with massive playoff implications on the line for both teams. Green Bay can clinch the NFC’s sole playoff bye and home-field advantage with a victory, while the Bears need a win to ensure themselves of a Wild Card playoff spot.
Both teams have routes to get what they want without a win, but each side would much rather take care of their own business rather than rely on help from other teams to make their way in. With all of the other relevant games kicking off at the same time as this contest, there will be no opportunity to learn about the other results in advance.
Thus, 2020’s season finale could feel much like the games in 2013 or 2010, other years when the two teams also met with massive playoff implications. Green Bay won both of those games to lock up their own playoff appearances in those seasons, winning the division with the win in 2013 and clinching the sixth and final seed in 2010 en route to Super Bowl XLV. With plenty on the line for each team, Sunday’s game should be a great one and as a result it will be broadcast across large swaths of the country.
Here’s when and how to tune in for Sunday’s game.
Green Bay Packers (12-3) vs. Chicago Bears (8-7)
Sunday, January 3, 2020
3:25 PM Central Time
Commentators: Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver
Packers-Bears also shown in Hawaii markets
FOXsports.com & FOX Sports app (where available on local TV)
NFL app (where available on local TV)
Yahoo! Sports app (where available on local TV)
Packers Radio Network
Sirius 137, XM 380
Point spread: Packers favored by 5.5 points
Over/under total: 51.5
Week 12 2020
@Packers 41, Bears 25
All-time head-to-head record
Regular season: Packers lead 99-94-6
Postseason: Tied 1-1
- If Packers win or tie, they clinch the #1 seed in the NFC playoffs.
If the Packers lose, they will be seeded as follows depending on the Saints & Seahawks’ results:
- Seahawks loss or tie: Packers get #1 seed (regardless of Saints’ result)
- Seahawks win & Saints lose or tie: Packers get #2 seed
- Seahawks win & Saints win: Packers get #3 seed