Out of Their Hands, So Bears out of Playoffs
DETROIT -- Maybe the Bears didn't deserve a playoff spot given their unimpressive 26-24 victory over the lowly Lions.
But they did do their part Sunday.
Unfortunately for them, the Green Bay Packers didn't do theirs later in the afternoon and were upset by the Minnesota Vikings 37-34, leaving coach Lovie Smith's crew without an invitation to the postseason party.
"We realized going into the game that it was out of our hands as far as what happened after our game," Smith said immediately after the Bears' victory.
"We just needed to take care of what we could control, and that was winning the game. We feel good about being 10-6, and hopefully we get in."
Because the Bears did not …
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Publication information: Article title: Out of Their Hands, So Bears out of Playoffs. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: December 31, 2012. Page number: 1. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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