As Bears players and reporters gathered at Halas Hall Monday following the team's disappointing loss against the Eagles, there was an unusual smell in the air.
The stench was described by those at the facility as "wretched," "totally nasty" and "awful."
"There's a wretched stentch throughout Halas Hall this afternoon," Chicago Tribune reporter Rich Campbell tweeted. "I mean, totally nasty."
Both Campbell and Sun-Times reporter Adam Jahns noted that Bears coach John Fox indicated the smell may have been caused by leftover sushi that wasn't disposed of properly.
"Apparently sushi was served here late last week & no one disposed of it properly over the holiday weekend," Campbell wrote. "HC John Fox said he thinks the smell is, indeed, the sushi. Yuck."
The Chicago Bears were humbled in a 31-3 loss to the high-flying Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoon, and they narrowly avoided making some really bad history.
In total, the Bears managed just six rushing yards in the game and 140 yards of total offense overall. They only got back into positive territory on the ground after an 11-yard run by Mitchell Trubisky in the fourth quarter, but it still represents one of the worst rushing performances in the entire history of the team.
To make matters worse, the team's plane also reportedly had troubles on the tarmac, delaying their return home.