Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
CHICAGO -- It could be worse. That's the early report from people who have been on the field during pregame at Soldier Field. It's still officially 4 degrees, and the wind is mild for what this place is capable of offering this time of year.
The flags on the goalposts are fluttering but hardly being ripped from their seams. I just watched Green Bay's new punter, Jeremy Kapinos, drop a beautiful punt inside the 40-yard line.
I'm definitely happy to be sitting in the press box and I still think the field and weather conditions will impact this game. As we type, there are ground crew members replacing divots on the field. But I don't think this game will rival last season's conditions here during the Bears' 35-7 victory over the Packers.