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The Bears Den: December 5, 2011

"...where that big brown thing coming at you may or may not be a football."

Offense stumbles in disappointing loss Mayer: Seeking a bounce-back win against a seemingly inferior opponent, the Bears instead suffered not one but two demoralizing losses Sunday at Soldier Field. Bears - Chiefs Highlights

Struggles of offense can't all be pinned on Hanie Pompei: As off the mark as Caleb Hanie was he still could have beaten the Chiefs. In fact, he had the Bears in position to win.

Bears have no margin for error on either side of ball Haugh: Sure, the Chiefs' first-half Hail Mary hurt, but good offenses and opportunistic defenses find ways to minimize the damage of flukes. The Bears had neither at their disposal. NFL Game Center: Chiefs at Bears Highlights

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Bears see big chance slip through Williams' fingers McClure: Receiver fails to catch pass that turns into an end-zone interception for Chiefs, changes momentum

Source says Martz to leave Bears after season Hayes: It’s highly unlikely offensive coordinator Mike Martz will return to the Bears in 2012, an NFL source said.

Steltz shines in Wright's absense Dickerson: Craig Steltz was one of a few bright spots for the Bears on Sunday.

Mullin: Bears will now consider McNabb After witnessing Caleb Hanie struggle vs. Kansas City and with Josh McCown not ready for action, John Mullin reports the Bears will be in conversations about signing Donovan McNabb. Latest Bears Video

Bernstein: The Horror, The Horror We may never recover from this. It has happened.

Hanie continued Bears lack of quarterback tradition Greenburg: Caleb Hanie's performance Sunday invoked images of legendary Bears QB busts.

Forte’s injury brings Bears’ wisdom, shortsightedness into focus Morrissey: When the Bears and Matt Forte couldn’t agree on a contract extension this season, it was risky business for everyone involved. The Bears are about to be reminded of their portion of the risk.

Rosenbloom: Hanie looks hopeless The Chiefs were one of the three remaining cupcakes that would help get the Bears to 10 wins and a likely playoff spot.

Time to cool down that playoff talk in Chicago? Bowen: Ugly loss (and more injuries) vs. Chiefs raises questions.

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