On October 18th, the Atlanta Falcons spoiled Chicago's day.
The Bears, who managed to hang with Matt Ryan, Michael Turner and the rest of the Dirty Birds, could have taken this game.
Here's what went wrong.
The Bears trailed by a touchdown with 3:06 left in regulation.
Jay Cutler, playing well, drove the entire field with virtually no running plays.
The Bears marched from their own 12-yard line down to the Atlanta 5.
What happened you ask? The Bears happened.
Chicago killed themselves with three penalties, with just over a minute left, deep in Atlanta territory.
A false start and an offensive pass interference call stalled the momentum.
However, the biggest flag came with 34 seconds remaining. On 4th-and-1 from the ATL 5, Orlando Pace was whistled for a false start. The penalty pushed Chicago back to the ATL 10. The Bears failed to convert on 4th and 6.