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Despite dropping the last two games by a total of 45 points, Kevin Scholla believes the Bears are still in the running for the postseason because the NFC is weak and Jeff George could be the spark the offense needs.

Although the Bears record only stands at 4-7, they're still in the playoff hunt. Despite Chicago's disgusting performance on Thanksgiving the Giants, Cards, Saints, Buccaneers, Redskins and Seahawks all lost on the following Sunday. None of them want the wildcard, so why don't the Bears grab it?

The only way to do so though is to get Jeff George in at quarterback as soon as possible. If it means Chad Hutchinson starts a game fine, but George must play. If the Bears run the table they're in. The real question is will head coach Lovie Smith start George soon? Perhaps, the bigger question is why wasn't he signed as soon as Rex Grossman went down?

If the Bears are really trying to make the playoffs this year they better show some heart these last few weeks. Where would this team be if they had a viable option at quarterback? Imagine when Grossman went down if the Bears could have turned to the likes of Kurt Warner, Kerry Collins, Vinny Testaverde, Quincy Carter or even Jim Miller.

The Bears would have been fighting Philadelphia and Atlanta for home field advantage. Instead we continue to watch Jonathan Quinn and Craig Krenzel as they fight to get out of the way of their own shadows.

Keep fighting hard defense...hopefully some help is on the way on the other side of the ball.

Kevin Scholla
Yardley, PA

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