The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears are trending in opposite directions.
While the Pack prepares for a divisional round showdown with the Rams, the Bears are doing a post-mortem on their season.
Apparently, those end-of-year evaluations not negative enough to part ways with their head coach and general manager.
Bears chairman George McCaskey is deciding to retain both Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace.
As is the case in most complex decisions, there are positives and negatives in Chicago.
Nagy and Pace have led the Bears to the playoffs in two of the last three seasons.
They’ve got decent personnel, especially on the defensive side of the ball.
But, they’ve clearly struggled with the development of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
Nick Foles doesn’t appear to be the long-term answer, either.
And the Bears just 1-5 against the rival Packers in the Nagy era.
Trubisky’s future in Chicago remains in limbo, but Nagy and Pace will get a little more time to try to turn things around.