Bears Favored by 7
This is exactly the type of game the Bears have to win to make the playoffs. It's also the perfect type of game for Hanie to acclimate to the learning curve necessary to play at this level while keeping the seat warm for Cutler:
- The Chicago Bears indicated they still have faith in their No. 2 quarterback despite a difficult performance last week. Their next opponent doesn't appear to feel the same way.
While Chicago sticks with Caleb Hanie, the Kansas City Chiefs could end up turning to former Bear Kyle Orton over struggling starter Tyler Palko in Sunday's game at Soldier Field.
The Bears remain in position for a wild-card berth, but a 25-20 loss in Oakland last Sunday halted a five-game winning streak and left them as one of three NFC teams with a 7-4 record. To build a lead over the other contenders, Chicago could use some better games from Hanie.