OPENING HIT: The Bears are in deep trouble. And please, don’t give me Caleb Hanie. If Hanie finishes the regular season .500 it would be one of the great miracles of the year.
Just as Jay Cutler was beginning to show great maturity and decision-making this happens. The interceptions were down. The offense was flowing. That squishy Cutler face, the one he makes after a bad throw, was all but non-existent. Then comes a broken hand. It’s unbelievable.
But this is the most interesting part of this mess. The greatest benefactors to Cutler’s injury are the Green Bay Packers.
I think there are only three teams remaining that can beat the Packers in the regular season: Detroit, the Giants and Chicago. Now, remove the Bears from the equation. Hanie’s not beating the Packers. That leaves the Giants and the Lions with the Giants having the greatest chance.
Cutler being down ostensibly removes a major roadblock to Green Bay’s historical charge. It takes an amazing amount of dedication, skill and luck to go undefeated in the NFL. The Packers just got a large chunk of their luck quota.
Who would have ever believed the Bears would help the Packers possibly go 16-0.