Chicago Bears vs Philadelphia Eagles 1988 Divisional Playoffs: The Fog Bowl 25 Years Later

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Happy New Year’s Eve, Bears fans.  If you’re like me, you still have a bitter taste in your mouth after Sunday’s 33-28 loss to the Green Bay Packers that cost the Bears the division crown and a trip to the postseason.  Ah, the postseason.  It’s become such a novel concept around here.  Back in the mid-to-late 80’s, it was an every year occurrence.   In fact, today marks the Silver anniversary of the Fog Bowl, the classic matchup between the Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles in the Divisional Round of the 1988 playoffs.

I thought I’d take little field trip while breaking down the disappointing 2013 Bears and go back to the good old days.   I remember trying to watch this game and being so frustrated because I didn’t know what was happening.

The way that fog rolled in and parked itself on the field was ridiculous.  In fact, I heard that the  flying saucer shape of the new Soldier Field was designed to prevent this from happening in the future.  Time will tell.

Check out this video from YouTube with some of the highlights of the game:

And here’s a box score of the Bears 20-12 victory over the Eagles.