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Say it isn't so Lovie

Lovie Smith has insisted that he will play to win this Sunday against Green Bay in Lambeau.

But multiple team sources tell ESPN Chicago's Michael C. Wright that the Bears staff has told some of the key backups to be ready.

The Giants need the Bears to beat the Packers to give them a chance to make the playoffs. A Giants win over the Redskins and a Packers loss will get them in.