The Eagles knew the who and the where of their NFC Wild Card playoff matchup as they celebrated in the locker room following their 24-0 win over Washington and Chicago's 24-10 win at Minnesota. They will be traveling to the Windy City next weekend to take on those same Bears that gave them playoff life.
Now, they know the when.
NBC announced during Sunday Night Football that the Eagles-Bears game will take place on Sunday, January 6 at 4:40 p.m. EST on NBC. It will be the final playoff matchup of the four next weekend.
The Bears finished the season with a 12-4 record and took the third seed in the NFC after winning the NFC North. It will be the first playoff appearance for Chicago since 2010.
Led by second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and first-year head coach Matt Nagy, the Bears went from worst-to-first this season after finishing with a 5-11 record in 2017. Chicago's notorious defense is the second best at stopping the run and has the fifth-most sacks in the league with a ferocious front seven led by two-time All-Pro linebacker Khalil Mack. Its secondary has the most pass deflections with 89 and interceptions with 27.
On offense, running backs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen form a two-headed monster that can cause problems in the run and pass game. Howard has 935 yards and nine touchdowns on 250 carries, and Cohen adds 444 yards on 99 carries and three touchdowns. Cohen is the team's second-leading receiver with 725 yards and five touchdowns on 71 receptions. He trails wide receiver Allen Robinson who has 754 yards and four touchdowns on 55 receptions. Trubisky is a dual-threat as well with 405 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns on 65 attempts.