It couldn't be avoided.
CSN host Pat Boyle tried to keep Tuesday's Christmas Eve "Lance Briggs Show" light, asking about Briggs' favorite Christmas movie, song and gifts.
But that was before seguing into the elephant in the room -- the Bears' 54-11 loss to the Eagles in Philadelphia.
Before Boyle could finish introducing the game, Briggs weighed in: "It was a spanking."
Briggs admitted it was probably the worst game he's experienced as a member of the Bears and went on to discuss the historic struggles of the team's defense.
"I don't have an answer. I wish I did," Briggs said. "Our own Chicago Bears are not in their gaps. We have opportunities to make tackles and we don't make tackles. At the point of attack, we're not as physical as we need to be.
"It's all of us. The crazy part about it is: a year to the date, we were humming. We were making plays all over the place and we were taking the ball away and we were stopping the run. We were one of the feared defense in the NFL.