The Bears got news that quarterback Jay Cutler is out for at least four weeks with a groin tear. Cutler suffered the injury on a sack in the 2nd quarter against Washington. That was only the 10th sack of Cutler on the year.
The news is better than expected as many feared the Bears would lose their quarterback for the whole season. But now the best case scenario is he misses 4 weeks and returns for the game at St. Louis on November 24th, barring any setbacks.
With Cutler out, backup quarterback Josh McCown takes over. McCown preformed admirably against Washington Sunday and he will have to continue to do well for the Bears to consider a playoff run.
The Bears have a bye week, Green Bay, Detroit, Baltimore, and St. Louis for their next four games.