Watch: Squiggly NFL Sideline photo goes viral on Sunday

DETROIT, MI – NOVEMBER 24: A detailed view of an NFL shield logo painted on the field prior to the game between the Detroit Lions and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on November 24, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Buccaneers beat the Lions 24-21. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Detroit Lions/Getty Images)

Soldier Field has seen better days.

After playing pre-season in what kicker Cairo Santos described as “reckless” conditions, the stadium upgraded this week with fresh Bermuda grass. But instead of divots, the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers will be dealing with a flooded field.

Perhaps these obstacles distracted the team members who were setting the stage for Sunday’s game.

Via Gridirion’s Twitter account, the sideline marker on the left side is not entirely straight.

While it may seem inconsequential, some side holds often come down to a few inches.

Put it all together, and Soldier Field looks to be in a shoddy state heading into Sunday’s kickoff. It’s not an ideal start for a franchise looking to wash away the stench of last year’s 6-11 finish behind new head coach Matt Eberflus.

Sophomore quarterbacks Justin Fields and Trey Lance could lead a rainy day at Soldier Field. Hopefully the twisty sideline doesn’t come into play in any significant way.

Jack C. Nugent