No hope insight

The Bears second overtime loss of the season is a painful one. Chicago needed a victory against Detroit to even their record at 3-3 with another road game to follow next week at Minnesota. However, with their fourth consecutive loss the Bears are in jeopardy of having a long losing streak.

Although, Minnesota is 1-5 there is no guarantee the Bears can go into a hostile environment and win. The team is 1-2 on the road as well at home. The Vikings led the Bears the majority of the game in Week One and will have vengeance on their mind when the Bears come to town.

If Chicago doesn't come away with a win in the Metrodome then the Bears go to Memorial Stadium with games against the Eagles and Patriots. Both teams present difficult match-ups.

Last year Donovan McNabb gave the defense fits as the Eagles went on to earn a birth in the NFC Championship game with a 33-19 win over the Bears.

The Patriots have lost three consecutive games and have a bye this weekend, but the defending Super Bowl champs will be primed to take advantage of beat up Bears squad.

After that the Bears go back on the road. A game in St. Louis in looking increasing difficult. After the Rams started 0-5 they've won consecutive games without Kurt Warner. In all likelihood Warner will be back in the lineup by the time the Bears play the Rams on November 18.

On November 24 the Lions come to Champaign and after Sunday's performance, who knows what will happen following a short week because of the Monday Night football game against St. Louis.

The last month of the season doesn't get any easier with road games at Green Bay, Miami and Carolina. The Bears host a poor Jets team, but finish the season with a Bucs squad that is currently 5-2.


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