A Must-Win On Thursday For A Couple Desperate NFC Teams [Thursday Night Football Live Thread]
Both of these teams tonight are in rather desperate positions. The Bears are 4-4, and on the bubble in the early wild card standings. They're 3 games behind the Vikings in the NFC North, and realistically, that's probably a bit out of reach.
The 49ers are only 2 games behind the Cardinals, but are sitting at 3-5, and really need a win tonight to keep them within striking distance. Their division is bad enough that they still have hope, but a loss today would seriously put a dent in those hopes.
The game starts at 8:20 pm EST, on the NFL Network. If you still don't get the NFL Network, I feel genuinely sorry for you, because you're missing out on some Alex Smith awesomeness tonight. 55% of FanIQ users picked the Bears to win. If you're watching the game, chat it up here all night. As always, enjoy the game. I know I will.