Rank: If Bears Beat Eagles, They're Going To Super Bowl

NFL Network analyst Adam Rank believes Sunday is the de facto NFC Championship for his beloved Bears

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January 03, 2019 - 11:40 am

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After winning the NFC North for the first time since 2010, the Chicago Bears (12-4) are back in the playoffs. They host the Philadelphia Eagles (9-7) – the defending Super Bowl champions – in the Wild Card this Sunday.

NFL Network analyst Adam Rank is a little worried about this game, but he also has high hopes for his beloved Bears. 

“If the Bears win this game, it’s done,” Rank said on The DA Show. “They’re going to the Super Bowl. Listen, this is the one game I’m worried about. Otherwise, the Cowboys? Give it up. The Rams? Be serious. This is the game. This is the NFC Championship Game.”

But what about the Saints? Wouldn’t Rank be concerned about having to face Drew Brees in the Superdome?

“Not even a little bit,” Rank said.

Rank’s steadfast belief in the Bears may seem over the top, but he has his reasons.

“First of all, you eliminated Aaron Rodgers because you won the division by beating the Packers,” he said. “That’s amazing. You beat the Rams when you needed to beat them. And the Vikings, we ended their season as well. That’s exactly what you want to do. You want to be knocking off these people. It’s rungs in a ladder, getting to that ultimate goal, which is the Super Bowl.”

The Bears last won the NFC in 2006 and lost to the Colts, 29-17, in Super Bowl XLI.

Now they get to face the Nick Foles-led Eagles, who have won five of their last six games, including three with Foles as starting quarterback.

“The Eagles are the defending champions,” Rank said. “If you want to really announce yourself as contenders and announce yourself as a serious franchise that needs to be reckoned with not only this season but in the future, go out and beat the champions. Go out and beat this era’s version of Joe Montana in Nick Foles.”

Kickoff from Soldier Field is slated for 4:40 p.m. ET.