Columns | Arkush: Why the Bears are really in the thick of the playoff chase
With six weeks remaining in the 2021 season and all of the craziness and turmoil that has surrounded the Chicago Bears, perhaps the most stunning fact of all, is they enter this home stretch just one game out of a playoff spot at 4-7.
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