The kickoff for the Bears’ regular-season finale against the Packers at Soldier Field next Sunday has been moved from noon to 3:25 p.m. The 8-and-7 Bears will secure the number-seven seed in the NFC playoffs with a win over the Packers or a Cardinals’ loss to the Rams. Chicago can also land the number-six seed with a win over the Packers coupled with an Arizona victory over LA. The game will also be meaningful for Green Bay, which has yet to clinch the number-one seed and a first-round bye.
The Bears control their own playoff destiny after they hammered the Jaguars 41-17 in Jacksonville. Mitch Trubisky threw for 265 yards, two touchdowns and an interception and also ran for a score. Chicago improves to 8-and-7 with its third straight victory. David Montgomery ran for 95 yards and a score, while Jimmy Graham had two TD catches.