Caleb Hanie: 3 Ways He Can Help the Chicago Bears Earn a Wild Card Berth

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Caleb Hanie: 3 Ways He Can Help the Chicago Bears Earn a Wild Card Berth
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Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler is the latest in a string of starting quarterbacks to go down with injury. He is expected to miss up to eight weeks after thumb surgery, which would clearly represent the remainder of the regular season.

Filling in for the 7-3 Bears will be Colorado State product Caleb Hanie. The Bears have won five straight games and six of seven, so the pressure is clearly on for Hanie.

Many may be inclined to throw in the towel on behalf of Chicago, but I believe the team is still in good position to make the playoffs as an NFC Wild Card team.

Here are three reasons to expect the Bears to play past Week 17.

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