CHAMPAIGN After seeing their chances of making a third straight bowl game disappear with a 30-point loss to Ohio State on Saturday, the Illini (2-7, 0-5) have every right to be disappointed.
The 51-20 win at Tennessee kept the Bears (7-1) a game behind Atlanta for the best record in the NFC.
SEATTLE (AP) Russell Wilson found himself admiring Adrian Peterson breaking tackles and Marshawn Lynch bullying his way through a pileup.
It hasnt always been pretty but the Bears are 6-1 and playing a 3-5 team for the chance to win a sixth straight game.
CLEVELANDIt appears that this will be a theme this season.