When they last met during Week 1, there were such high hopes for the Bears. They were unveiling their new toy in Jay Cutler and the playoffs were the goal.
A funny thing happened on the way to the playoffs. The once-vaunted Bears defense was exposed as having more holes than a slice of Lorraine Swiss and Jay Cutler and the offense figured out that what they do best is throw interceptions.
All that's left to play for in Chicago is pride and trying to save a few jobs. (Actually, it might be too late for that, but that's another story).
As much as things have changed for the Bears, they've also changed here at Game Day. No, I haven't thrown 20 interceptions, but I've witnessed them all. When we first started this little project, we had a guest blogger representing the opponent's point of view.
We quickly realized that we don't care about when the opponents have to say and they weren't bringing much to the party. This is about the Bears and our reactions, so we cut that out and moved from a true play-by-play in the body of the post to a discussion and running commentary in the Comments sections.
That's where you can jump in and make this more fun. Sign up and throw your $0.02 in as the action unfolds. Don't leave it bottled up - get it out of your system ASAP.
I'll see you back before kickoff with updates, inactives and any final thoughts. I'll post a Scoring Summary after the jump to help you catch up.