Fast forward back to 2020, it’s not Graham’s first time back in New Orleans, but it’s been many years since he’s played in a postseason game there, and obviously he wants to win. But the Bears weren’t able to get anything going all game long, with Jimmy Graham scoring the only touchdown as time expired. Instead of celebrating the meaningless score, or even heading back to the Bears’ sideline, Graham opted to keep running through the endzone, into the tunnel and out of sight.
When Dick Jauron coached the Bears, one of the last things he told players before they left minicamp for some weeks away prior to training camp was to stay out of trouble. Jauron was probably even more famous for "nothing good happens at 2:30 in the morning," but he also warned players to stay out of trouble in the weeks prior to training camp. Lovie Smith was just as cautious and always talked to the players about being responsible men in the weeks before camp.
Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan spoke about his nose tackle in absentia, Eddie Goldman. Trevathan likes having Goldman on the team, and it's understandable considering the inside linebacker benefits greatly from having a nose tackle who has been a Pro Bowl alternate and eats up blockers. "Eddie Goldman, he's a silent killer, man, works his tail off, loves his job," Trevathan said.