I guess it was sort of apropos that the Bears wore their 1940′s throwback uniforms, because Sunday’s 23-20 overtime marathon was a throwback sort of game. The only thing that would have been more fitting is if the Bears had played the Packers in this mud bowl. The game took 5 hours and 16 minutes to complete. The two hour weather delay wasn’t enough, overtime was required to settle this affair. It looked pretty grim for a while, but the Bears managed to find a way to overcome foolish penalties, questionable coaching decisions, pathetic field conditions and crazy weather to come away with a much needed W.
The Bears pulled off an ugly win on an ugly day to keep the Bears’ playoff hopes alive. With the win, the Bears improved their record to 6-4 and with a Lions loss in Pittsburgh, the Bears trail the Lions by only the tiebreaker. The Packers lost their third straight to fall a full game behind the Bears and Lions.