With door wide open, Bears fall flat

Chicago still can win NFC North but doesn't resemble a playoff team in any way

Originally Published: December 23, 2013
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Considering the way the season had gone, the sight of the Bears logo in various graphics describing possible playoff scenarios looked odd and out of place these past three weeks, even as the team somehow climbed mathematically back into the race.

But on Sunday night, it was the Bears themselves who looked odd and painfully out of place in a nationally televised game against the Philadelphia Eagles that set itself up as the potential division-clincher for the visitors ...

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