14. Chicago Bears (7-7)
Recap: Down 21-3 in the third quarter, the Bears clawed their way back into the game with the Packers to make it a 21-13 game in the fourth quarter. However, the Bears were unable to capitalize on three chances to tie the game and ultimately fell to Green Bay.
Outlook: Chicago’s Week 15 loss combined with a Vikings win puts an end to any playoff hopes they had, as the Bears needed to run the table and get help to even have a chance. After seeing their three-game winning streak snapped, the Bears will host the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football in Week 16.
13. Los Angeles Rams (8-6)
Recap: The puzzling nature of the Rams’ 2019 season continued in Week 15, as Sean McVay’s squad failed to show up against the almost equally frustrating Cowboys and got blown out the building in a 44-21 loss.
Outlook: The only chance the Rams have at making the playoffs is to win their final two games, while the Vikings lose both of theirs. While the latter is certainly possible, the former would require this struggling bunch to beat an elite team in the 49ers on the road in Week 16. I just don’t see that happening.