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Let the Bleader’s Testament Week begin with the Bears formulating their last will. Whatever playoff hopes they had were dashed by their 38-14 loss at home to the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, in which they were outscored 31-0 in the second half. The Bears might still be mathematically alive, but otherwise, to quote a certain timely Dickens work, they’re “dead as a doornail.”

Mike Ditka came up with a phrase to describe the Bears when things got this bad: “a team in disarray.” That sums up the Bears in the second half Sunday, but to be fair there were ameliorating circumstances—much more than when Ditka was presiding over that team in disarray.