Fact or Fiction: The season will be salvaged if the Bears make the playoffs
LINK to the article Fact or Fiction: The season will be salvaged if the Bears make the playoffs.Jeff Dickerson: Fiction: The Bears got off to a 7-1 start. The playoffs should have been a given, so the fact the Bears find themselves in this situation is an indictment on the entire franchise. The only way the season can be "salvaged" is for the Bears to win a Super Bowl. Shouldn't that always be the goal?
Michael C. Wright: Fiction. Certainly, the Bears will give off that impression. But really it depends on how far the Bears advance into the postseason. If this is a one-and-done situation, the Bears didn't salvage anything after starting the season 7-1. The Bears need to win a couple of games to call the season "salvaged."
Scott Powers: Fiction. Even though the Bears are flawed this season, the bar for this franchise still isn't set at simply the playoffs. Getting to the playoffs is an achievement for a team like the Indianapolis Colts with a rookie quarterback. It's not for the Bears. The Bears didn't go out and get a franchise quarterback and wide receiver to just make the playoffs. The goal remains to win the Super Bowl, and anything short of that is a failure.
Jon Greenberg: Fiction. The season will only be salvaged if the Bears win a playoff game, considering they'll be road underdogs. If the Bears can win at San Francisco, exorcising the demons of the past, you have to reconsider the way you judge this season. It's a little odd that Bears fans are so down on this team on the eve of a must-win game. In a normal season, this would be such an exciting scenario. Instead, fans and media are captivated by the behind-the-scenes intrigue at Halas Hall. Will Lovie Smith be back for Year 10? If the Bears get waxed in San Francisco, I think Smith is out. If they win, he's back..