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Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester (23) sits on the ground after failing to gain many yards on a return in the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on Monday, November 19, 2012. (Chris Sweda/ Chicago Tribune)
Since 2008, the Chicago Bears are 5-1 in games immediately following a loss of at least 21 points.
They had won five straight before they lost to the Seahawks 38-14 at Soldier Field last December and to the Packers 35-21 in Green Bay.
In 2010, they beat the Vikings 40-14 in Minnesota after getting crushed by the Patriots 36-7 in Chicago.
In 2009, they were 3-0 following blowout losses. They beat the Browns 30-6 after they lost to the Bengals 40-14 the week prior. They beat the Rams 17-9 after they lost to the Vikings 36-10. They also beat the Vikings 36-30 in overtime after they lost to the Ravens 31-7.
Can the Bears bounce back this week?
We can only hope.
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