AP Pro32 comments about Bears

Updated: December 26, 2012, 5:11 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Comments on the Chicago Bears by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):

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CHICAGO BEARS (13)

Chris Berman (ESPN, 9) -- Defense scoring again. In time to save playoffs?

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 14) -- Lovie Smith may need a playoff berth to keep his job.

Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 13)

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 14) -- Lovie Smith could be coaching for his job against the Lions on Sunday.

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 15) -- Playoff hope lives for another week after a layup win in Arizona.

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 12) -- How far can the league's most opportunistic defense take the Bears? Chicago leads the NFL with 40 takeaways -- but needs some help from Green Bay this weekend to extend the season into January.

Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 14) -- All together now: Let's go Pack! Let's go Pack!

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 13) -- They're not out of this thing, thanks to a defense that ended its long siesta.

Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 13) -- Nothing like a game against the Cardinals to stop the bleeding. Now can they beat the Lions on the road?

John Lynch (Fox Sports, 13)

Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 13) -- It must sting that the Bears need help Sunday from their archrival (Green Bay) to make the playoffs.

Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 13) -- We know they can beat a bad team, but they have not beaten a good team in a long time.

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