The Blue & Orange Kool-Aid Report

Though the Bears fought to the end, they missed a chance to move to the post-season because they forgot to win the last game. Upon further review, this isn't the only thing they forgot to do this year.

* Players forgot to ignore the advice from teammate and ex-Lions player Kevin Jones.

* Front office staff forgot to acquire a competent back-up to the oft-injured safety Mike Brown.

* The NFL forgot to schedule the Bears/Lions match-up a third time so the Bears could reach 10 wins.

* Defensive Coordinator Bob Babich accidentally yelled "missed tackles will keep your job around here" too many times.

* Coach Silent Smith forgot to turn on the team's mind-reading helmets so the players could receive his instructions.

* Front office staff forgot to acquire a competent back-up to Kyle Orton.

* Brian Urlacher forgot to pick his kid up from day-care.

* Front office staff forgot to acquire a competent wide receiver.

* Lance Briggs forgot to report a traffic accident. Or was that last year? We forget.

* George Halas forgot to roll over in his grave.

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Over/Under: Will appear on Friday with playoff picks.

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Fantasy Fix: Next year's draft already shaping up.

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Eric Emery grew up in small-town Illinois but has an irrational love of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Every week he writes The Blue & Orange Kool-Aid Report and Over/Under. You can send him love letters and hate mail and he will respond graciously.

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