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There were plenty of headlines going into the game, but when the final whistle blew, the only headline was the weather.
It was to be a beautiful winter day in Chicago until Mother Nature took over in the second quarter and handed the Eagles the unkindest of fortunes.
If it was a game about statistics, the Eagles clearly outplayed the Bears. The Eagles had outgained the Bears and had committed one less turnover. However, the Bears were able to head into halftime with a 17-9 lead.
The thick fog took over from there and kept both teams out of the end zone. The Bears won 20-12 and were headed to the NFC Championship Game.
The Bears vindicated two years of early playoff exits, and the Eagles missed their best opportunity for playoff advancement in the Buddy Ryan era.