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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer Jay Cutler says it's up to the offense now for the Chicago Bears.
They're banged up on both sides of the ball, but the defense might be without its leader for the remainder of the season with Brian Urlacher sidelined by a hamstring injury.
Cutler says the offense has to ''find a way'' to pick up the slack.
The defense led the way early on as the Bears jumped out to a big start. The schedule took a tougher turn and the injuries mounted. It's added up to three losses in four games, and suddenly, the playoffs don't seem like such a lock for the Bears (8-4). Things could really get dicey with a loss at Minnesota this week.
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[caption id="attachment_10494" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) makes a long catch in front of Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas (29) in the final seconds of the fourth quarter Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at Soldier Field. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)[/caption]
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Net points per drive: 0.46 (8th)
DVOA: 22.2% (6th)
Weighted DVOA: 20.2% (6th)
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