Whew. I can say now that you have to admire the Packers for how they played in New England against all odds. I wouldn’t have said that if the Packers would have won-which I thought is what was going to happen. Had they won, I would have been angry with how the Patriots played at home just a week after they took it to the Bears in Chicago.
For a while there, I was thinking that had the Packers won, the Bears might have conceivably finished 11-5 and missed the playoffs. Now we know that if the Bears win a winnable game against a demoralized Vikings team, the Bears will win the NFC North division title for the first time since 2006.
Then again, I try not to get too worked up about it anymore. If the Bears don’t take care of a winnable game against a beatable team, then they have no business being in the playoffs anyway.
But I do believe they do belong in the playoffs, and I’m hoping to see that happen on Monday night.