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The Bears Den: November 21, 2011


"...where we refuse to lose."

Cutler, offense lead Bears over Chargers Mayer: Jay Cutler passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third to lead the Bears to a 31-20 victory over the San Diego Chargers Sunday at Soldier Field. Bears-Chargers Highlights

Bears win fifth straight before bad news strikes Moon: Jay Cutler threw a pair of touchdowns, one on a beautiful 24-yard pass to Johnny Knox and two late interceptions Major Wright and Corey Graham helped the Bears win their fifth straight game, 31-20. Bears latest videos: Moon on Cutler, more...

Cutler out six to eight weeks with broken thumb McClure: The Bears won their fifth game in a row Sunday but suffered their biggest loss of the season in the process. San Diego Chargers at Chicago Bears Highlights

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Bears, Martz have been in this position before Biggs: Rex Grossman returned from a preseason injury in 2005 to lead the Bears into the playoffs; Mike Martz had to turn to unknown Kurt Warner with the 1999 Rams, and he led them to a Super Bowl win. Cutler helps save Chargers TD, but breaks thumb in process.

Strong second half has Bears speaking finish language Jensen: During their four-game winning streak, the Bears had owned the first quarter. But on Sunday, against the struggling San Diego Chargers, the Bears started slow. Filling in for Mannelly is a snap for Bears’ fullback Clutts.

Bears’ Tillman finds redemption Morrissey:Charles Tillman played so well last week against Detroit star Calvin Johnson that the inevitable happened: People in town were tripping over each other to put the Bears cornerback in the Pro Bowl. Bears quotes: Cutler, Knox, Bennett, Tillman, Garza

Bernstein: Can Forte Carry Bears With Cutler Out? Forte will be called upon to shoulder the load, as Caleb Hanie takes over at the most important single position in team sports.

Tillman's long day saved by strip - ESPN Chicago Greenberg: After the Chargers exploit Charles Tillman, he bounces back. Isaacson - Cutler's thumb injury could prove painful for Bears

Five Things We Learned: Bears-Chargers Jeff Dickerson has Five Things We Learned from the Bears' win. Jay Cutler injury will make it harder, but ...

Week 11 Judgements: Bears are going nowhere without Cutler The Bears have been surging the past few weeks, but lose Jay Cutler to a broken thumb. Clark Judge believes Chicago's playoff chances are doomed, while Green Bay and San Francisco can breathe a sigh of relief.

Injury brings Cutler to screeching halt Couch: Cutler was finally getting it together, changing the definition of himself and maybe defining a new leadership. Now, a simple cruelty might steal a big season, and a big moment, too.

Sunday’s five most valuable players, Week 11 MJD: At fighting off blitzers and keeping plays alive, Cutler might be behind only Michael Vick and Ben Roethlisberger right now.

Can the Bears survive without Cutler? Bowen: QB likely to miss 6-8 weeks with broken thumb, but don't count Chicago out just yet.

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