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.
Everyone knew this was coming. Its been stated repeatedly the last three years that the Bears' defense is getting old.
Losing three out of four games constitutes falling off a seasons cliff for the Bears after a 7-1 start.
In the NFL, just like in real life, be careful what you wish for. You may get it.
Andre Gurode got the call from the Bears this week: Cmon up.