The injury casualties this season may have an unintended but crucial benefit for the 2013 Bears.
Besides its obvious playoff implications, the Bears-Minnesota Vikings game on Sunday becomes a spot referendum on the first year of general manager Phil Emery.
One of the changes brought to the offense with the installation of Mike Tice as coordinator was the license for quarterback Jay Cutler to audible.
The date was October 14, 2007. The stage was Soldier Field.
With or without Cutler, Bears O facing myriad problems