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Bears Mon Jan 24 2011

Bears Flop In Biggest Game of Season

Thumbnail image for bears.gif That certainly was a letdown. Packers, 21-14. And like that the Bears season has ended. Thanks for playing, last one leaving Soldier Field hit the lights. Odd, ugly game with not odd (but ugly, for the Bears fan) results. Green Bay methodically stopped all avenues of offense for the Bears and simply overwhelmed the Bears defense at every turn. This Bears team -- so blessed with luck for so much of the season -- had all of its good fortune evaporate in the heat of the NFC Championship Game and is now left to answer some very difficult questions in the off-season. (We'll be addressing a lot of those issues later this week with a Bears autopsy.)

There's a lot more I could add about this one: Did the Bears defense forget how to tackle? That's kind of an important tenet of defenses. Jay Cutler, HA! Et cetera, but why bother? We'll cover it later in the week, Bears fans. I'll even be nice about a lot of it. For now, try to forget the hurting and focus on this miraculous run of a season.

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Cj / January 24, 2011 2:36 PM

Brian you are an idiot. Bears defense kept them in the damn game. Last 10 GB possessions equaled to 6 punts, 2 INTs and the end of downs. 14 points for the great Green Bay offense for the entire game on short field. Even if GB's defense gave up their 15pt per game season avg., it would've been enough. Cutler and the O (except Forte and Hanie) didn't show up, but don't blame the defense.

Brian L. / January 24, 2011 3:21 PM

You sound really smart. Thanks for reading!

Jim Reedy / January 24, 2011 5:04 PM

Don't make me get all Solomon on you two. Can we agree the Bears defense was horrible in the first half and then stemmed the tide in the second half?

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