The light at the end of the tunnel may indeed be an oncoming freight for Lovie Smith.
The Bears' offensive line has been a hot topic the past few seasons, as the offensive tackle performance continues to be scrutinized from year to year.
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With the apparent proliferation of weapons on that side of the ball, the Bears offense in 2012 was expected to be capable of carrying the defense if need be this season.
Middle linebacker Brian Urlacher already has been declared out of Sundays game against the Minnesota Vikings with his hamstring injury suffered in the Seattle game.