"You know I've never been around a team 7-9 that made the playoffs," Jauron said. "You gotta be lucky at 8-8. That pretty much ended any of our hopes there, and then to lose, obviously to lose to them (Green Bay) it was a tough day for us. And also to give up the divisional title that we worked so hard to get a year ago."
Coming off a 13-3 season the Bears looked to be a cinch to have consecutive winning seasons for the first time since 1994-95 when the team went 9-7 both years.
Anthony Thomas' broken index finger will likely end his season. The back hasn't been placed on Injured Reserve as of yet, but with just four games remaining and no shot at the postseason the chances of Thomas coming back are slim
"We should get a chance to see him (Peterson) carry the ball, yes, so that will be good for him," Jauron said. "That's the way it goes. We wanted to see Adrian, but not under these circumstances. It will be good for everybody and he will get a chance."
Keith Traylor's calf injury isn't as serious as the team first believed and is listed as day-to-day.
Dustin Lyman, who had the best game of his career with seven catches for 58 yards and two touchdowns, will have an MRI on his knee and his status is unknown.