That's something Smith emphasized Monday after an ugly loss at Minnesota that knocked the Bears (8-5) out of first place in the division. They've dropped four of five with Green Bay coming to Soldier Field this week.
If the Packers win, they clinch the division, and a wild card is no sure thing for Chicago. The Bears were sixth in the NFC after Sunday's loss, with Washington, Dallas and Minnesota a game behind them.
He says the Bears ``do control our playoff hopes.'' Smith also says whatever pressure the Bears are feeling is ``on our performances.''