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The Bears Den: December 12, 2011

"...where we celebrate the season of giving."

Devastating defeat difficult to fathom Mayer: Some Bears players barely spoke above a whisper, while others sat in stunned silence in their locker room after Sunday's shocking overtime loss to the Broncos.

Tebow special when it counts Pompei: Tebow led three scoring drives in the final 11 minutes of play. The first swung the momentum as Tebow completed seven straight passes to energize his team and his stadium. Bears postgame quotes

Caleb Hanie avoids mistakes, not loss Potash: The Bears finally found an effective formula for Caleb Hanie, but even that wasn’t enough. NFL Game Center: Chicago Bears at Denver Broncos

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Haugh: Barber's mistakes hurt Bears, set stage for another Tebow comeback If running back doesn't run out of bounds late, QB likely doesn't have time to rally Broncos.

Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy an unsung hero Jensen: McCoy has overseen the in-season overhaul of an offense without the benefit of a veteran quarterback and, from game to game and even half to half, has kept the opposition off-balance.

Bernstein: Tim Tebow’s God Is Mean Never again do I want to have another leaflet-passer on the corner look me in the eye, grin vacantly and say "Jesus loves you."

Moon: Could Barber, Williams' days in Chicago be numbered? Williams is a virtual lock to be gone after this season. Barber’s future is suddenly very much in question after three mistakes that would be major if made by a rookie, which he isn’t. PostGame Live

Bears choke in Denver Rosenbloom: Bad offense and dumb decisions make for a lethal combination. And no postseason.

Idonije: 'We are better than them' Dickerson: Israel Idonije said the frustration of losing Sunday was knowing the Bears were better.

Martz rumors seem to be dying down Wright: Rumors about Mike Martz's other options are losing steam.

Another comeback win for Tebow, Broncos? Bowen: Time to say goodbye to the Bears after this one.

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