Cutler injured: Not the end of the season

Cutler injured: Not the end of the season

As a Bears fan, you have to be shocked about Jay Cutler's injury that will sideline him for the rest of the regular season. If you've been living in a cave, Cutler broke his thumb while he was in pursuit after he threw an interception.

I've already seen tweets from national media guys about how the Bears will be lucky to finish the season 3-3 and that they are in danger of making the playoffs. They couldn't be more wrong.

While the knee jerk reaction is "our season is lost" the fact is the Bears are in a pretty good position. I'd be a little more worried if the Bears were on the outside looking in.

For one, the defense is hitting their stride. The Rush Men is getting consistent pressure on the quarterback and the back seven are creating turnovers. The Bears are deep at defensive tackle and have a nice rotation going on with everyone contributing.

Another reason is the offensive line continues to progress. Gabe Carimi and Chris Williams are both on injured reserve but Lance Louis looks like he can get the job done and Edwin Williams did a decent job against the Chargers. As long as they can protect Caleb Hanie, he will be allowed to make better decisions downfield. Hanie will have to because defenses will continue to key in on Matt Forte.

Lastly, the Bears don't have that difficult of a schedule. Aside from next week against the Raiders at the Black Hole and the Packers at Lambeau on Christmas Day the Bears should win the rest of the way -- Broncos, Chiefs, Seahawks and Vikings.

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