The Chicago Bears and Kansas City Chiefs find themselves in similarly dire straits in Week 13: both teams will be starting an underwhelming backup quarterback after injury deprived them of their talented first-stringers.
The difference is that Kansas City's Matt Cassel has been placed on injured reserve, while Jay Cutler, likely to be out for much if not all of the rest of the regular season, is still listed on the Bears' injury report.
Cutler's the only Chicago player listed as out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, but Devin Hester did not participate in practice on Friday for non-injury-related reasons.
Here's the rest of Friday's edition of the Bears injury report for Week 13:
OUT: QB Jay Cutler (tight thumb).