It might have seemed premature to look at the Bears' playoff picture with nine games left in the season but it was worth a peek after the current wild card scenarios were considered. The next two games were critical; and a couple of wins could make the Bears' ride to January a little less wild. So, coming off a bye-week, will Chicago get by the Philadelphia Eagles Monday night? And, how will the Chicago Blackhawks do on the road after their disheartening loss to the Vancouver Canucks at home Sunday? Cheryl Raye Stout covers the ice, the turf, the diamond and the court and she joined Eight Forty-Eight in studio.