The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers both won on Sunday to move to 5-2, meaning a two-game edge on the Bears with nine games to play.
Ryan Tannehill produced his career-best game with a 123.6 rating off of 25-for-32 passing for 277 yards and two touchdowns.
The defense was still without Jonathan Bostic (back) and Lance Briggs (ribs), two of their top four linebackers, but the unit had Shea McClellin back on the strong-side a
Amid a dismal 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins, the Bears were left in a complicated state of rage, uncertainty, frustration and nearly every other negative emotion.
When the Bears fell to the Green Bay Packers, overshadowed by the Aaron Rodgers Experience was the fact that the Packers, with a very middle-of-the-NFL defense, never really stopped the Bears.