As if the Bears didnt already have enough to worry about with just Aaron Rodgers
Defensive tackle Henry Melton, who suffered a chest injury in the loss at Minnesota, did not practice again on Thursday and was excused for the unspecified personal reasons.
Why did coach Lovie Smith give the Bears a day off from a normal practice? Could be that his team wouldve had to play eight-man football for the day.
When the Bears defense allows just 248 yards, 160 of those after an initial drive, and the Bears lose, the problem was not the defense (again).
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.