Chicago Bears Week 12 Preview

Coming off of an another impressive victory in week 11 the Chicago Bears are now 7-3 and after the Detroit Lions loss on Thanksgiving to the Green Bay Packers, have a chance to take over second place in the NFC North and command of the NFC wild card with a victory over the Oakland Raiders this Sunday. But just when everything seems to be coming around for the monsters of the midway, they are faced with the difficult task of winning without their starting quarterback. As you may have heard Jay Cutler was injured in last weeks win over the Chargers when he attempted to make a tackle after throwing an interception. So now with Cutler sidelined, in steps Caleb Hanie. An unproven, little known backup quarterback out of Colorado St.. Most Bears fans know very little of Hanie but so does the rest of the NFL making that an advantage for Hanie and the Bears. In his short relief in last years NFC Championship game, Caleb finished with a completion percentage of 65% but did throw 2 interceptions. With that type of completion % you don’t expect a quarterback to have 2 interceptions but he was facing an elite Green Bay Packers defense, so now facing a sub-par Raiders defense. He should be able to take care of the ball a little better and if the Bears can do just that, they should be able to defeat Oakland and take their 6th win a row. I believe Caleb will be able to do this and the Bears will win 24-17 giving them control of the wild card and their playoff destiny.