With a record of 4-6 and coming off a disappointing loss to the Peyton Manning-less Broncos at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears don’t have much to be thankful for right now. Injuries have ravaged the club all year, and on Thursday the team must head to Lambeau Field to face division rival Green Bay in a nationally televised matchup.
But it’s not all doom and gloom at Halas Hall.
“Hey, at least most of the country will be passed out by 6 or 7 in a turkey-induced food coma,” said Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. “They might not even notice the game. Did we get beat by three touchdowns or was it a close ballgame? Most people probably won’t even know until after the weekend. Maybe I threw two picks, maybe I didn’t. Who’s to say?”
Given the Bears’ nightmarish history at Lambeau, it makes sense they would want as few people watching the game as possible.
“Of course I think we have a shot,” said head coach John Fox. “I wouldn’t be a very good coach if I didn’t think my team could win. But I wouldn’t be a very sane human being if I wanted people actually watching what could happen with the Pack at home, half our starting offense injured and Brett Favre’s number being retired. It could be ugly. Or we could eke one out.”
“But again — probably best you’ll be out cold after stuffing your face with too much turkey and three slices of Grandma’s world famous pumpkin pie,” added Fox.