In the aftermath of the Bears crushing NFC North division loss to the Minnesota Vikings, coach Lovie Smith needed to deal with very, very significant issues in the short, medium and long terms:
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.
Going for it on fourth down instead of kicking the field goal, which likely wouldve been good considering Robbie Goulds prowess.
Stop Lynch, stop Seattlenot necessarily; rookie QB Wilson the real worry