Watching the NFL Wild Card this weekend had to be frustrating for the Chicago Bears fans. The Bears were not in it once again, but then had to watch the division rivals, Green Bay Packers blitz the lifeless Dallas Cowboys in Dallas while the Detroit Lions beat the Los Angeles Rams at home for their first home playoff game in 30 years.
On Saturday, rookie CJ Stroud helped the Texans rout the Cleveland Browns 45-14, making him the youngest quarterback to win a playoff game. The team that gave the Bears the first overall pick last season by beating the Indianapolis Colts is now advancing to the divisional rounds this weekend. The biggest question on the minds of everyone in Chicago is can Poles afford to bypass another rookie quarterback by trading the first overall pick after witnessing how much of an impressive season Stroud had despite being a rookie?
The Bears could have ruined the Packers' season in Week 18 to show how much they have grown as a team. Instead, they defeated the Bears 17-9, a game that was very much one-sided than the score indicated. And now a week later, they had to witness the Packers completely destroy the Cowboys from start to finish. Jordan Love was cool, collected, and was incredibly efficient in his first playoff game and had a perfect rating.