The NFC North division crown and a trip to the playoffs were laid out before them, but the Chicago Bears could not capitalize and lost to the Green Bay Packers by a score of 33-28 on Sunday afternoon.
The offense sputtered in the first half but was able to stay in check due to the defense. Unfortunately in the second half, the Packers ran for 98 yards and scored the eventually game-winning touchdown on 4th-and-long with just 38 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
Head coach Marc Trestman told Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune after the game, "I'm very disappointed for our players and for our fans. I'm proud of the effort they gave today."
The Packers move on to the playoffs and will host a game at Lambeau Field this coming weekend, while the Bears have been sent packing for the offseason.
Here are my takeaways from the Bears' 33-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers.