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Bears, Texans on tenuous ground

Quarterback injuries jeopardize both teams' seasons; Bears face tougher challenge

Originally Published: November 23, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The injuries to Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and Texans quarterback Matt Schaub illustrate how fragile a playoff run can be.

Both teams were positioned perfectly for the playoffs. For the first time since entering the league as an expansion team 10 years ago, the Texans were 7-3 and poised to run away with the AFC South. But then they found out Schaub has a Lisfranc break in his foot, putting the rest of the season in jeopardy. The Bears emerged from Week 11 with a 7-3 ...

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