Soldier Field partially re-sodded

ELIZABETH, N.J. -- Good morning to all from a sunny and mild December morning in the shadows of New York City. We're expecting a high of 57 degrees on the day the Green Bay Packers will take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

I'll be heading up the New Jersey Turnpike soon but first wanted to pass along a link to this photo of Soldier Field from ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson. As you can see, the middle of the field has been re-sodded following last week's Prep Bowl at the stadium.

We haven't heard much about the condition of Soldier Field since their annual Family Night scrimmage was canceled in August, and that's a good thing. The Bears said they would take on a more active role in managing the turf. So we'll see if this latest blip will cause any issues or if it will continue to be relatively smooth sailing.