The data confirms what we all already know: The Bears’ are only playing for pride from here on out.
According to FiveThirtyEight’s latest ELO ratings, the Bears have just a 3 percent shot at a playoff berth after Sunday’s 55-14 shellacking by the Packers.
It is remarkable how steeply the Bears have dug the hole they now find themselves in.
After winning back-to-back games against the 49ers and Jets in September, ELO gave the Bears a 52 percent shot at a playoff berth. They even had a 40 percent chance to win the division.
The Bears have lost five of their six games since and have earned every bit of the new calculation.
Here’s the full ELO ratings:
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