Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/21/12
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After an embarrassing loss on Monday Night Football, the Chicago Bears have a record of 7-3 and are in second place behind the Green Bay Packers via a tiebreaker. That should sound familiar to Bears fans as the team was also 7-3 last year.But a year ago this week, Quarterback Jay Cutler broke his thumb on his throwing hand trying to make a tackle against the San Diego Chargers. Without Cutler, the Bears lost five straight games with Quarterback Caleb Hanie and finished a disappointing 8-8.Pittsburgh’s 2012 record thus far nearly mirrors last year’s start just like Chicago’s does. After a home loss to the Ravens, the Steelers dropped to 6-3 in 2011, but won their next four games.At 10-3, Pittsburgh looked poised for another deep playoff run until Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger limped off the field with a high ankle sprain against Cleveland. Roethlisberger only missed one game, but in his other three starts, the Steelers were 1-2 and lost in the wild card playoff game against Denver.Y...
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