The Chicago Bears can still land in the playoffs, but they just aren't up for such things at the time being.
This is a team that is so battered that it allowed Tim Tebow to script a Hollywood ending using it and its tired offense as a backdrop.
Next up is another hungry team playing with passion and poise at the moment. Great. Here we go again. The Seattle Seahawks are the last kind of team the Bears want to face, one that will not overlook Chicago because of its issues, nor take for granted their fortune.
This is yet another week where the Mike Martz will have to scramble to figure out where all the points are going to come from.
If we can use last week's game as a precedent, the points will come slowly, and only through some ugly efforts.
The Seahawks will have a two-pronged attack the Bears defense will have issue with. Marshawn Lynch will have a tough time to get every last ounce of Beast Mode out in Chicago, but he will get his chances to hurt the Bears.
The X-factor lies in Tarvaris Jackson and his ability to get the ball to receivers like Doug Baldwin, who can get vertical in a flash.
The Seahawks have been playing like a playoff team even if they only have tenuous chances of pulling off such feats. They are playing for pride and that is what makes them dangerous against a team hit with so many injuries.