Losing four straight and falling from a No. 5 playoff seed at 7-3 to an also-ran can do bad things to your star power.
Other than Devin Hester as the NFC kick returner, no Bear ranks as the top vote-getter at any position in Pro Bowl fan voting according to NFL.com. Players and coaches will vote over the next couple of days and best guess is that Julius Peppers, if not passing up Jared Allen as the top defensive end, will at least join him as a starter for the NFC defense.
Fans love sacks (and the Dallas Cowboys), so not surprisingly perhaps, Demarcus Ware is the leading vote-getter at outside linebacker. Lance Briggs has been to six straight Pro Bowls is a far better all-around outside linebacker than Ware, whose sole role is as a pass rusher.
Brian Urlacher to an eighth Pro Bowl? Hell have a climb to get past Patrick Willis given the way the San Francisco 49ers are playing defense this year.
And Philadelphias LeSean McCoy is the top vote-getter at running back, followed by Minnesotas Adrian Peterson, both in the top 10 for the entire NFL. Matt Forte? Next year.