Sunday, January 23, 2011
Epicenter of Humanity: So long, tarp
By Kevin Seifert
CHICAGO -- Greetings from Soldier Field. The snow has stopped after four surprise inches overnight. The sun is shining and the tarp is coming off the field. Take an amateur glimpse through this link to our NFC North Facebook page.
As we noted Saturday, the NFL approved the condition of the field and had heated the ground to a temperature of 51 degrees. The blowers are now off and the air temperature is 18 degrees.
The biggest pregame news will be whether Chicago Bears safety Chris Harris (hip) feels good enough to be in the starting lineup. Roster decisions are due by about 1:30 p.m. ET. We’ll keep you updated, probably via our Twitter feed, of any micro-developments.