Although the Chicago Bears are a franchise that is clearly in a good place right now, the players also know that their game against the Green Bay Packers represents their best chance of making the Super Bowl for quite some time.
Add to this equation the fact that the massive favorites and number one seeds in the AFC have already been knocked out and you can begin to see why this match-up is going to be one game that holds both incredible promise for the winner and a huge amount of pain for the loser.
However, the Bears will also know that regular season records mean nothing when it comes to the play-offs, with the likes of the Falcons and the Patriots having already fallen by the wayside despite the fact that they were immense throughout the regular season.
However, while the Bears will be keen to be NFC champions, to say the least, they also know that their fans are going to be more focused on watching their side defeat their bitter NFC North divisional rivals in a game that will see one of these two sides progress to the biggest game in football and the NFL odds suggest we could have a classic on our hands.
Although the atmosphere at the tie is likely to be immense, that will count for nothing if the Bears decide to let the occasion get to them and end up choking at the crucial moment.