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Bear Bites: Thumbwatch 2011



    Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites. Normally, the morning after a win, we share with you plenty of happy news about how well the Bears played, but the news is different today.

    Reports about Jay Cutler's broken thumb cast a huge shadow over the win. Read on for everything you need to know about the QB's thumb. 


    • Report: Jay Cutler has a broken thumb and will be out for 6-8 weeks. (Chicago Tribune)  
    • Lovie Smith confirmed the break on radio this morning. (Twitter)  
    • That break can change the whole tenor of the season. (ESPN Chicago)


    • One expert says that the Bears can still win without Cutler. (National Football Post)
    • Peter King thinks the Bears' schedule means the Bears should feel a touch better about the injury. (Sports Illustrated)