Northbrook-based STATS has some interesting insight based on the New York Life Protection Index.
The Bears were far more effective in the season finale, in terms of pressuring quarterback Aaron Rodgers, than in the Week 3 match up.
The Packers index rating dropped 20 points. While Rodgers was only sacked twice, both in the finale, the Bears hurried him four times and knocked him down five times. In addition, the Packers committed six false starts and five holding penalties.
The Bears, meanwhile, struggled in both games against the Packers. Quarterback Jay Cutler was sacked nine times, hurried eight times and knocked down 13 times.
The index ratings were 32.0 and 29.7, respectively.
That's right around their season average of 33.1, which was dead last in the NFL.
The Jets are 11th (67.8), the Packers are 14th (65.3) and the Steelers are 26th (51.1).
In the last four years, of the eight teams that played in the Super Bowl, only Pittsburgh in 2008 finished outside the top 12 in the New York Life Protection Index.
There is some hope, Bears' fans.
The Bears didn't play well against the Seattle Seahawks during the regular season with a rating of 32.9. But, on Sunday in the NFC Divisional Playoffs, the Bears earned a 57.6.