The NFL's closest division race is in the NFC North, where the Bears (8-6), Packers (7-6-1) and Lions (7-7) are still alive with two games to play. The Bears would love nothing more than to watch the Packers and Lions lose Sunday afternoon and then go out and beat the Eagles on Sunday night on national TV. That would give them the North title. If that scenario does not play out, the race would go down to Week 17 and a possible winner-take-all game between the Bears and Packers in Chicago. Like the Bears, the Packers control their own destiny. If they win their last two games, the North title is theirs. The Lions are the long shot. They must win their last two games and hope the Bears and Packers each lose one game over that span. Here is a preview of Sunday's games:

Lions vs. Giants (5-9)

When: 3:05 p.m. (no TV)

Line: Lions by 9

The skinny: Detroit has dropped four of its past five games, losing fourth-quarter leads in each setback, after a 6-3 start. ... Lions QB Matthew Stafford has an NFL-high 12 turnovers since Week 11. ... Giants QB Eli Manning is 2-0 against Detroit, completing nearly 70 percent of passes for 460 yards, three TDs and no interceptions.

Week 17: Lions at Vikings

Packers vs. Steelers (6-8)

When: 3:25 p.m. (Ch. 4)

Line: Packers by 3

The skinny: The Packers have won their final regular-season home game each year since Mike McCarthy became coach in 2006. ... They are coming off back-to-back one-point victories for the first time since 1989. ... Matt Flynn became the first Packers QB to throw four TD passes in the second half in last week's win over Dallas.

Week 17: Packers at Bears

Bears at Eagles (8-6)

When: 7:30 p.m. (Ch. 11)

Line: Eagles by 3

The skinny: The Bears have won the past two meetings, four of the past five and the past two in Philadelphia. ...They need 331 total yards to set a single-season franchise record. They're 51 points away from setting a team scoring record. ... Only the Broncos have scored more points than Chicago (406) this season.

Week 17: Bears vs. Packers