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Ted Phillips: Playoffs remain goal

Updated: September 7, 2010, 10:42 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

If Ted Phillips has a checklist of accomplishments for Lovie Smith to meet to keep his job past this season, the Chicago Bears president isn't saying.

But making the playoffs sure wouldn't hurt Smith's chances.

After a third straight season missing out on the postseason in the wake of their Super Bowl appearance at the end of the 2006 season, the Bears retained Smith and instead shook up their assistant coaching staff, adding Mike Martz to run the offense and shifting ...

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