Eagles do Bears big favor

Updated: December 31, 2010, 1:45 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

Good fortune embraced the Chicago Bears once again with the Philadelphia Eagles basically gift-wrapping the No. 2 seed for the NFC playoffs Tuesday with a 24-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

So despite one game remaining, against NFC North foe Green Bay on Sunday, the Bears can't do any worse than the No. 2 seed, meaning they will receive a bye through the wild-card round of the playoffs. The Bears, already teeming with good health, won't have to play after Sunday until the weekend ...

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