Finishing school

Bears couldn't close when game was on the line vs. Packers

Originally Published: September 14, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For a while there, a long while there, it looked like what we had suspected all along.

That if the Bears' defense can just keep games close, no matter how many interceptions Jay Cutler hurls -- and you can take that pun as you wish -- the quarterback is going to give the Bears a better chance of winning than they have had in recent memory.

Except, you see, you have to close.

Close on the streaking defender. Close with the pass to your own receiver in that final ...

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