I'm pretty sure that if the Bears and Vikings both lose next Sunday, we can clinch a playoff spot before our game is played. Vikings are at Houston, so that's reasonably likely. Bears playing at Arizona is far less likely, but Arizona did just bust out the whupping stick on Detroit, so...never know.
It would be nice to go into that game knowing that the playoffs were 100% secure. But let's face it; we're making it in at some seed almost 100% of the time now.