It’s Deja Vu All Over Again for the Chicago Bears

Injuries have played a role in the Bears recent struggles. But this version of the Bears yearly collapse has many other factors.

One way or another, the Bears always seem to find a way to fall short of their potential. Whether it be injuries, play calling, personnel, or Father Time, every aspect seems to make a yearly appearance at one point or another and derail the season.

This season has been no different. It is actually one of the most drastic “tale of two seasons” stories I’ve ever witnessed. Even though the Bears struggled mightily and finished the season 1-5 last year, the 1-4 stretch they are going through right now seems much worse.

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Bears QB Jay Cutler Breaks Thumb on Throwing Hand! Out 6-8 Weeks

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I’ve often said that starting quarterback Jay Cutler would get seriously hurt in a Chicago Bears game this season, but I didn’t think it would happen on a night in which he actually had fairly decent pass protection. As I’ve regularly pointed out, the Bears’ extremely terrible offensive line and Mike Martz‘s “interesting” schemes were bound to get him hurt at some point.

And tonight, although the protection was much better as the Bears beat the San Diego Chargers 31-20 to improve to 7-3, QB Jay Cutler broke the thumb in his throwing hand. He may need surgery to repair the injury.

(UPDATE: Multiple outlets report Cutler will be out 6-8 weeks!)

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The 2011 Minnesota Vikings Starting Quarterback is…

There isn’t really a sense in denying the fact that the 2010 NFL season has been an apocolypse for the Minnesota Vikings. After being mere seconds away from a game winning field goal attempt in the NFC Championship Game last January, the downward spiral of the team has been swift and painful.  The explanation for the demise is so multi-faceted that it would be more productive to shove your face into your computer monitor and then spend the next 24 hours tediously putting the screen back together by hand. Instead, let’s look forward at what can be different.

(note: this is being re-run from December 5th, it’s very topical today with that whole McNabb thing)

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Jay Cutler’s Toughness in Question after Injury and Loss to Packers

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It was a rough day for Illinois sports fans on Sunday as they were swept by Wisconsin teams. As if it wasn’t enough for the Northwestern basketball team to lose by 32 points to the Wisconsin Badgers, they lost in a heart-breaker 21-14 to division-rival Green Bay Packers. The latter loss is assuredly the toughest to  swallow as it ends the Bears’ season and the chance to play in the 2011 Super Bowl.

By: Justin Mertes-Mistretta

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From A Bears Fan’s Perspective…

I had to work today. Until 7:30.

I made a decision early on that I would try to work through my shift and not find out what happened.

Somehow, beyond all odds, I made it through without finding out what happened.

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Packers Stun Bears En Route to Super Bowl


Similar to the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears ugly match-up in week 17, someone had to win the NFC Championship. After three quarters of stifling defense and a riveting fourth quarter, the Packers edged out the Bears 21-14 to become the second-ever #6 seed to make the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl XLV will mark the Packers fifth overall appearance in the biggest game of them all. In that game, they will be vying for their fourth Lombardi Trophy.

It may be hard to fathom, but it wasn’t Aaron Rodgers or Clay Matthews who stole the headlines this Sunday. It was a couple of rookies in CB Sam Shields, P Tim Masthay and second-year DT B.J. Raji who came through in the clutch to send their team to Dallas.

By: Nick Grays

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