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Don't look back, keep eyes on prize

Lopsided loss embarrassing, but Bears still control their destiny in the NFC North

Updated: December 13, 2010, 9:07 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST -- Grudgingly, I may have to agree with Chicago Bears players choosing to downplay Sunday's whitewash by the New England Patriots.

Looking ahead in this case is not only prudent and in their best mental-health interests, but also wise, considering what lies ahead of them. They must beat the Vikings.

"We can win the NFC North," said Bears center Olin Kreutz. "We know that's still in our hands and we're still the No. 2 seed in the NFC. So we still have everything in ...

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