CBS Sports' panel of five experts has released their picks for Week 15 in the NFL, and there is actually some hope that the Chicago Bears can keep their playoff hopes alive. Unfortunately, the CBS crew also expects the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and Detroit Lions to win this week. Apparently you shouldn't expect the Bears to gain much ground in the NFC Wildcard race, but a week where they don't lose critical ground would certainly be a welcome sight for fans.
The panel is split 4-1 in favor of the Bears on Sunday, with Dave Brinson -- the least accurate man on the panel -- as the only dissenter. What about the rest of the NFC Wildcard hopefuls?
- The panel is 5-0 in favor of the Atlanta Falcons beating the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night.
- There is a 5-0 consensus that the Dallas Cowboys will defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night.
- Another unanimous 5-0 decision regarding a New York Giants victory over the Washington Redskins.
- An interesting 3-2 split with slight favor to the Detroit Lions in their game against the Oakland Raiders.
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