Face plant

The Bears' two franchise players had a rough Sunday night

Originally Published: September 13, 2009
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

Sunday wasn't a good night to be a face of the Chicago Bears.

Quarterback Jay Cutler flopped, and Brian Urlacher's season ended after one half. The only way it could've been worse is if Dick Butkus had shown up and choked on a cheese curd.

Heck, even the long-tenured special-teams captain, Patrick Mannelly, was a Bad News Bear after calling a fake punt early in the fourth quarter -- thinking he could catch the Green Bay Packers with too many men on the field -- that wound ...

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