Monday Morning: The Bears Hibernated

What’s news on a warm-ish, blustery Monday morning in Boston:

The Patriots became the first NFL team to clinch a playoff berth. New England trounced the Bears in Chicago last night, 36-7. (Herald)

A Fall River solider was killed in Afghanistan. He is the third Mass. soldier to die in two weeks. (Globe)

Sen. John Kerry is pushing for a (possibly flawed) contract to build combat ships. It could land Pittsfield 500 jobs. (Globe)

A student became the victim of yet another Harvard mugging Saturday night. There have been 11 robberies on a Harvard property since Nov. 11. (Crimson)

Study: Secondhand smoke spreads to apartment-dwelling kids. Even if the parents don’t smoke. (CommonHealth)

Don’t miss: The Globe’s weekend profile of Boston Dawna, citizen crimefighter. “She inhales cigarettes and exhales F-bombs.”