Although the Bears went into Sunday’s regular season finale with a #2 seed in the NFC playoffs locked up, fans weren’t quite sure what to expect from their team this postseason. Lovie Smith did them a big favor by leading Chicago to a 10-3 loss in Green Bay, allowing the hated Packers to secure a Wild Card spot.

“At the end of the day, we’re the NFC North champs with a record of 11 and 5,” said Smith. “That record can mean a lot of things and I wanted our fans to know exactly what to expect from us in the playoffs.”

With the high-powered Saints playing the sub-.500 Seahawks in the first round, the Bears already know their most likely second-round opponent, which Smith believes will further help fans adjust their expectations.

“Our defense did a respectable job against Green Bay’s offense,” said Smith. “But the New Orleans Saints have a better offense than Green Bay. That’s encouraging to me because our fans should know exactly what to expect from us at Soldier Field Sunday the 16th.”

By Brad Zibung

Heckler George