Chicago Bears Schedule: The Tank Bowl is here

This Christmas Eve game could have huge implications for both the Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals.

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The Tank Bowl is finally here. Our Chicago Bears (5-9) and the Arizona Cardinals (3-11) will play each other this Christmas Eve for a chance at a top-five draft pick.

Will the Cardinals be the Grinch and ruin Bears fans' Christmas? Or will the Bears win and sacrifice their chance of having a high draft pick?

As of Week 15, the Chicago Bears hold the rights to the first overall pick from the Carolina Panthers and their own pick at No. 5. The Cardinals have the third overall pick, according to Tankathon.

This game will have huge implications for the future of these franchises. The Chicago Bears are looking to stockpile as many high draft picks as possible and could draft a quarterback like USC's Caleb Williams, or give Justin Fields a new weapon in Ohio State's Marvin Harrison Jr.

Meanwhile, it appears the Cardinals have moved on from Kyler Murray and will draft a quarterback in this year's draft.

The Bears are currently 4.0 point favorites over the Cardinals, according to Draft Kings. They also have the home-field advantage, a huge factor when considering how cold Bears games can be in December. Chicago is also 3-2 in their last five games versus the Cardinals, per FOX Sports.

The Bears should still come to play. The Cardinals managed to upset the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3 and they put up 29 points against the Super Bowl contender San Francisco 49ers last week.

One thing to consider is that Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus is coaching for his job for the remainder of the season. We're going to see his best coaching because of this.


Regardless of who wins, expect a low-scoring game. Both of these teams have had a tough time gaining first downs this season and Chicago's weather won't help.