The Super Bowl-bound Chicago Bears took Sunday off before leaving for the New Orleans Superdome, a place that holds mixed memories for the NFC champions.
The Bears, coming off three days of practice inside Memorial Stadium's bubble in Champaign, will leave for New Orleans today to prepare for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX.
The game will mark the Bears' fourth at the Superdome, home of the New Orleans Saints. Two of the games were regular-season contests, one an exhibition. Chicago is 2-1.
"For me, the memories are good because I caught three touchdown passes there," said Willie Gault, the Bears' fleet receiver. "However, we lost the game."