One month into the season, it appeared the Week 16 matchup between the Bears and Cardinals could be a big NFC showdown with playoff implications on the line. Since then, both teams have really struggled in recent weeks, with the Cardinals dropping nine of their last 10 games.
Fortunately for the Bears, who are now 8-6 on the season, the playoffs are still in reach. Injuries and a turnover-prone offense have caused them to drop five of their last six games, and now they're stuck battling for a Wild Card spot. Jay Cutler will need to have a big game against a stout Arizona secondary.
As for the Cardinals, they're a team searching for answers. There has been a revolving door at the quarterback position all season long, with Ryan Lindley getting the most recent start. He led his team to a big 38-10 win over Detroit last Sunday. Despite their poor 5-9 record, the Cardinals are 4-3 at home.
Example: Sunday, Dec. 23, 4:25 p.m. ET
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
FOX will air the game nationally.
Phoenix area: KSAZ FOX 10
Chicago area: FOX 32
Here is a complete guide to find the game online.
Cardinals: 92.3 KTAR/620-AM KTAR
Bears: WBBM 780-AM, 105.9 FM