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Packers clinch home-field advantage after allowing Bears a chance to dream

Updated: December 27, 2011, 1:23 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Maybe the worst part about Christmas night for the Bears was that, for a while there, they felt pretty good about it.

Down 7-3 in the second quarter and 14-10 in the third, things were actually looking hopeful. Or as hopeful as a 7-7 season with virtually no hope for the postseason can look.

After all, their third- and fourth-string running backs had combined for 127 yards on 24 carries by halftime. Their third-string quarterback was carrying a 90-plus quarterback ...

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