1. What's the bright side of the Bears' loss to Seattle?
Erin McElroy: We learned that Pete Carroll can still jump and run for brief intervals.
Jim Walsh: The Packers lost to them, too.
Scott Bolohan: They may not disappoint everyone in the playoffs now.
John Dooley: I don't have to see Pete Carroll's smug face in Chicago for at least a couple of months.
Angi Taylor: There's never a bright side to losing ... unless you're losing an ex's number.
2. What would the Bears do if they didn't have Brandon Marshall catching passes?
Erin McElroy: Same thing they do WITH him catching passes -- lose to bad road teams at home.
Jim Walsh: Lose more.
Scott Bolohan: Drugs.
John Dooley: Nothing, because Jay Cutler would be hooked up to a feeding tube.
Angi Taylor: Hire Kim Kardashian. She's good at catching balls.
3. How did Rip Hamilton get hurt with no one around him?
Erin McElroy: It's called no-chance-at-the-playoffs-itis.
Jim Walsh: Tripped on a gym bag.
Scott Bolohan: Ghosts.
John Dooley: Probably by watching too much game film of Marco Belinelli.
Angi Taylor: He was trying to stop the 76ers' no-huddle offense.
4. Now that Northern Illinois is going to the Orange Bowl ...
Erin McElroy: ... the Orange Bowl organizers are having a meltdown and asking, "Um, do they travel well?"
Jim Walsh: ... you know what? Good for NIU. Go Huskies!
Scott Bolohan: ... even oranges can't wait for a playoff system.
John Dooley: ... I can turn my TV off after the Rose Bowl.
Angi Taylor: ... this whole Mayan thing might be right.
5. Mark Sanchez is benched. Tim Tebow's hurt. How can the N.Y. Jets get worse?
Erin McElroy: If one of their players said he knew guys used Viagra as a PED! Haha ... wait ...
Jim Walsh: Two words: blindfold helmets.
Scott Bolohan: Tim Tebow could get healthy.
John Dooley: Tim Tebow could be healthy. That's how.
Angi Taylor: Yeah, I'm sure Rex Grossman is available to throw interceptions for them if they'd like!