Bears-Packers: And the winner is...

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Bears-Packers: And the winner is...

The season has wobbled off its CSNChicago.com gyro (thats a gyroscope, not a Greek sandwich) the past several weeks. Not surprising, since the Bears have lost their compass over that stretch and possibly their season. Maybe their coach.
 
It is unlikely to get better Sunday afternoon against the Green Bay Packers, based on current information and the CSNChicago.com crystal ball, which is getting a little foggy.
 
Before the season, here is how CSNChicago.com operatives saw the Bears and this game:
 
Green Bay Packers (2011: 15-1)    Sun., Dec. 16, noon
 
Analysis: The Bears will have won four straight and be playing with confidence and a need for payback. They will edge out the Packers for the NFC North title but Green Bay is not surrendering its crown willingly.
 
Result:    L    (10-4)
 
Well, the four straight was almost right, just not the won part. But this game could well be over within the first 15 minutes, definitely by halftime. The Bears are 1-6 over the past two seasons when trailing after one quarter (0-3 this year). That worsens to 1-10 over the past two seasons when trailing at halftime.
 
The last time the Bears faced the Packers they were outgained 87-0 in the first quarter based on yards lost on two sacks of Jay Cutler. They self-destructed to allow 10 points in the final 2 minutes of the first half, seven on a fake field goal and three on a field goal after a Cutler interception.
 
The Bears should still make the playoffs with a 10-6 record. This just wont be one of the 10.
 
Packers    24    Bears    16

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