The light at the end of the tunnel may indeed be an oncoming freight for Lovie Smith.
Besides its obvious playoff implications, the Bears-Minnesota Vikings game on Sunday becomes a spot referendum on the first year of general manager Phil Emery.
At some point the Bears were going to be forced into moving forward without franchise middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. That point may be at hand.
The fortunes of the GM Phil Emerys first draft class suffered another significant injury setback with news that wide receiver Alshon Jeffery will have arthroscopic knee surgery this week in the wak