The big concern among Bears veterans now is that players will start waving the white flag of surrender.
"I just hope none of our people lose hope. That's the thing I hope we don't do. Every snap you play you've got to play as hard as you can. If you go out there and think you're defeated, then you're defeated even before you play the game."
Daniels said fans who think the team has quit are mistaken.
"When you're on the field, I don't see that," he said. "Maybe as a spectator or fan you can see it. I can't see it out there."
The Bears' defensive line had three players at positions who weren't there last year, the linebackers one and defensive backs three on Sunday.
"We've got a lot of young guys out there playing now," Daniels said. "It's a strain for everybody."
As if it wasn't hard enough for players to hear Chandler call signals in the noise at the Metrodome, there was another problem.
The Bears used loudspeakers to simulate crowd noise at practice all week and Chandler had to yell over it.
"I kind of lost a bit of my voice screaming over the noise during the week," Chandler said.