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ROCHELLE, Ill. (CBS) — Can the Bears shut out the Green Bay Packers this weekend at Lambeau Field?

As WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding tells us, a Rochelle car dealer thinks they can, and is willing to put free cars on it.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports

As a lifelong Bears fan, Sawicki Motor Company General Sales Manager Ron Matula needed a bright spot in this so far, dismal season.

“I’m a huge Bears fan and the business manager is not,” Matula said. “He said, ‘I bet Chicago is going get shut out,’ and I said, ‘It’s not going to happen,’ and he was going to lay a maintenance contract on it. And I said, ‘You know what? I’ll one-up that. Any car that’s purchased before, that I’ll give away for free,’” said Matula.

So from now until Friday, anyone who buys a car from Sawicki Motor Company in Rochelle gets it free if the Bears shut out the Packers in Green Bay – a weeklong deal or $1 million worth of vehicles, whatever comes first.

“The motivation is if you’re in the market and you’re going to buy, there’s not much separating dealers other than price,” Matula said. “If that’s the case, give it a shot and potentially you’ll get a rebate for the full sale of the car.”

Matula says he knows it’s a long shot, but what a better Christmas gift to give his customers and suffering Bears fans?

“Kansas City had it going for two and a half quarters Sunday and no one thought that was going to happen,” Matula said. “There’s always a chance.”

“Maybe something miraculous could happen and we can give an early Christmas gift to people,” Matula continued. “What better publicity is that? We’ve been here since 1953 and this is our biggest promotion yet, to my knowledge.”

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