Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/13/14

ATLANTA - OCTOBER 18: Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on October 18, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Chicago Bears started the season at 3-0, but three losses in the last four outings, dropped the team to 4-3, and into third place in the NFC North division.In addition to that, the defense is struggling, giving up over 270 yards through the air and 117 yards on the ground.And with injuries to key players such as Lance Briggs, Henry Melton and Nate Collins, the chances of this unit showing significant improvement are very slim.The offense has played better than what we've seen in past seasons, but does Chicago have enough to talent on the roster to make the playoffs?Let's take a look at a few factors that will help answer that question.1) Can Josh McCown manage the game effectively in Jay Cutler's absence?When Jay Cutler went down with an injury against the Washington Redskins in Week 7, one thought had to cross the mind of every Bears fans—oh no, here we go again, and who could blame them?Although Cutler had completed only three of his eight pass attempts when he left the game, ...
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