After Detroit and Green Bay both lost earlier in the day, the Bears could have clinched the division crown by beating the Eagles. Instead, they endured their most lopsided loss since 1977.
"We will throw this tape in the trash can," said coach Marc Trestman. "Coaches will evaluate it and make sure that we clean up the things that we can clean up for next week. I know the guys will come in excited and ready to play Green Bay on Sunday. All we can do at this point is put this one behind us, answer the questions that have to be answered as honestly as we can, and that is that."
The Eagles outgained the Bears 514-257 in the game and outscored them 21-0 in both the first and fourth quarters. Philadelphia scored seven touchdowns, one safety and one field goal.
"The season is full of disappointments," Trestman said. "That is part of the adversity of the season. We are not happy about it. We are extremely disappointed. But then that has to go away and we have to re-energize ourselves. We have a very important game on Sunday.
"It's disappointing we couldn't get it done, but if we said in April that we would have an opportunity to go to the playoffs and do that by winning the last game we would be in. And that's where we are; we are in on it on Sunday. We have to be at our best and we are going to play a very good football team."
"I'm not even thinking about this game to be honest with you," Cutler said. "It's done, it's over with. I'm on to Green Bay. This game is wiped clean. I think the rest of the locker room is the same way. There's not much we can do about this one. We just have to keep moving forward and concentrating on Green Bay now."
Cutler didn't see the value on spending a lot of time watching tape of the Eagles game.
"I don't think we'll study this one much," he said. "There's not much to study. We got beat down. It was a different type of game. We were playing a little bit of street ball there just trying to crawl back into it. Pass, pass, pass; two-minute situations in the middle of the third quarter.
"It's unrealistic, so to really go back and study it is going to be a waste of our time. We have Christmas coming up, so it's going to be a shorter day for us. We are off [Monday], so guys just have to re-group, stay together, and it's one game. One game away."