The Bears try to sweep the season series from the Packers for the first time since 1991, but it really won't mean much since the Bears are out of the playoffs and Green Bay is in.

What began as the Rex Grossman era has turned into quarterback roulette for the Bears in 2004. Hopefully, they can end the year with a win and then make some good draft picks and focus on 2005. Not much else to say. The Packers' starters won't see much action today as they get prepared for the postseason.

Fox has their top announcing team for this one--Joe Buck, Troy Aikamn and Cris Collinsworth.

Adam Caldarelli is at Soldier Field. Send him your questions using the form on the right.

Football next.

Adam: Welcome, everyone, to the final game of the NFL regular season. Other teams will play on next week and the week after, but, as per the usual drill, the Bears will not. This one has all the significance and intrigue of a late-season Cubs game.

How bad is this week's slate of games that Fox's No. 1 crew is here? But despite the presence of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman and only the second appearance of SkyCam in Soldier Field this season, from any angle this game still is meaningless. Just asking but if the Bears sweep the Packers and no one cares, does it count? OK, we're going to try and be positive. At least it's not snowing. Great bowl games, by the way, yesterday.


The Bears will have the ball first and start at the 24. Thomas Jones gets his first carry and gains 7. Jones again and he gets the first down at the 36.

Adam: You can't stop this, Green Bay.

Hutchinson will throw and he completes to Terrell at the Green Bay 30 and Terrell breaks loose and motors down inside the 5 and is pulled down at the 2. Jones scores on the next play. Well, where was this all year?

Bears 7, Packers 0

Adam: What a start! This is going to be a great season! Oh, this is Week 17? Never mind.

That pass to Terrell covered 63 yards and it was the Bears' longest play of the year.

Adam: Oddly fitting that it was by David Terrell since he's erased so many other big plays this year, like Thomas Jones' huge pass play on the first play from scrimmage against Tampa.

Packers begin at the 33. Favre completes to the 49 on the first play. Favre tries to pass again, but it falls incomplete. Ahman Green takes the pitch and he's bottled up after a gain of about 1. Tony Fisher catches a pass out of the backfield and he'll come up a yard short of the first. Green Bay will go for it at the Bears' 42. Packers call timeout. Favre tries to hit Bubba Franks and it's knocked away and the Bears take over.

Adam: That should be it for Favre. The Bears look like they're fired up to sweep the Packers. The Packers, on the other hand, look like they're wondering if they're going to make their dinner reservations.

Hutch finds Lyman open on first down for a gain of 5 to the 47. A reverse to Berrian and gets 2 more. Hutch has time to throw, but no one is open and he'll be taken down at the 42. Bears have allowed 58 sacks now, most in the NFL. On the punt, the Packers are called for holding and will start inside the 15.

From the 14, Green gets 3 on a sweep. Favre completes to William Henderson and that'll be a first at the 32. Green picks up 6 more. Favre rolls out and completes to Franks at the Bears' 48. Favre hands off to Driver on the end around and the Bears saw it coming and he'll lose 9. Back at the 42, Green carries and gets 2. Screen pass to Green and he has running room and scampers to the Bears' 33. Green gets the call, and gains nothing. Favre goes to Fisher and he carries to the 17. Favre finds Franks wide open in the end zone and we have a tie game. Favre has thrown a TD pass against the Bears in 26 straight games. That's nuts.

Adam: I bet the Packers have thrown out of that extra tackle formation under five times all year. The Bears sure looked like they thought they were going to run. Franks ran right by Charles Tillman unchecked.