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The Bears Den: November 22, 2011

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Cutler injury won't lower expectations Mayer: The Bears will miss the injured Jay Cutler, but their championship aspirations won't change with Caleb Hanie assuming the starting quarterback position. Sights and Sounds

Surgeons say Cutler's injury is an 'unstable fracture' Haugh: Six-week projected recovery sounds optimistic to experts. Hand Surgeon Breaks Down Cutler's Injury

Bears’ playoff hopes in Hanie’s hands Morrissey: Some people love a challenge, and Urlacher sounded like a guy who was ready for one. K-Hits: Urlacher: Cutler ‘Makes This Team Go’

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Pompei: Bears film session confirms pass rush terrible against Chargers Playing against what may have been the least-talented and least-prepared offensive line any NFL team has fielded this season, the Bears' defensive line played surprisingly poorly on Sunday.

Rookie Laptad first in line to replace Mannelly Potash: With a playoff berth and postseason hopes on the line, the Bears prefer to have a full-time long-snapper instead of a handyman. Hanie poised to take advantage of chance to start

Hanie's moment begins now Moon: One way or the other, this season is probably Caleb Hanie's last in Chicago. As an unrestricted free agent at season's end, if Hanie shines he will get a big pay-day. If not, he may be out of the NFL. Bears latest videos: Briggs on Countdown to Kickoff

Bears can still make playoffs with Hanie Isaacson: The flag in front of Halas Hall is not at half-mast. Zoom Talks Cutler Injury

Who is Caleb Hanie? Seifert: The chances of the Bears acquiring a short-term starter at this point are remote. That leaves backup Caleb Hanie at the helm of a 7-3 team that appeared to have a direct path to the playoffs before Cutler's injury. Greg Gabriel asks the same question.

Cutler's injury shakes up NFC pecking order While the Packers and 49ers can already start making playoff plans, the rest of the NFC teams with six or more wins have a challenging six weeks ahead. Unfortunately for the Bears, right along with another talented 7-3, there's little margin for error in a marquee field of contenders.

Anthony Adams leaves a special message for sick Packers fan Hendricks: Adams and Matt Spaeth stopped by the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital to cheer up some of the sickest and smallest patients.

Briggs Interview: Pro Bowl Linebacker Talks About Football And Comic Books 2011, Steve von Horn talks a variety of topics, including the recent game against the Detroit Lions, Lance's upcoming charity event, and his participation in a comic book competition

Chicago Bears to be Featured on Versus' NFL Turning Point Wednesday Nov. 23rd at 10 PM EST. Yes, please.

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