In one of those ironies that swirl through times like these, Brian Urlacher may have done some damage to the very individual he was trying to defend.
LAKE FOREST, Ill.
The Bears have dropped five of their last six games, culminating in a fall from grace as the No. 2 seed in the NFC to currently on the outside looking in at the conference's playoff race.
The 21-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers cost the Bears the NFC North (Green Bay clinched), very likely the playoffs and very possibly Lovie Smith and his staff their jobs.
CHICAGO (AP) The Green Bay Packers have better things to do than trash talk with the Chicago Bears.
Like win the NFC North.
And a few other titles, perhaps.