The Chicago Bears lost on Sunday to the Redskins, but that wasn’t the worst news to come from last weekend’s events. Starting quarterback Jay Cutler was knocked out of the game with what we now know is a torn groin muscle. ESPN reported that Cutler could be out of action for at least four weeks.
The promising season has taken a turn for the worst, and just like the last two seasons, injuries have played a huge part. After starting (3-0) the Bears have lost three out of four entering their bye week.
If all goes well for Cutler and the Bears, he could be back by the November 17 game against Baltimore. Unfortunately, he will miss two division games with Green Bay and Detroit. If the division comes down to a tie-breaker, we may look at Cutler’s injury as the reason why the miss the postseason again.
Even with Cutler going down in the second quarter, Josh McCown performed well in the four point loss. The Bears still put up 41 points and had a real shot at winning the game. McCown needs to split the first two games after the bye, for the Bears to stay in contention. If they aren’t careful, the losses will mount up quickly.
The Bears are in a slightly better situation than the Rams, but they both are looking for a quarterback to help stabilize the team. Chicago Bears are expected to sign Jordan Palmer. Examiner.com reported that Sam Bradford is out for the season with a torn ACL.