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The numbers say Tom Brady no longer is a top-five quarterback. Brady, meanwhile, says only one number matters: the score. All of which is to say, the status of the New England Patriots star is up for discussion. Where does the three-time Super Bowl champion rank among the NFL's signal-callers today?

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Bears re-sign Jay Cutler

The Bears have gone all-in on Jay Cutler, who would have been a free agent, signing him to a seven-year contract. Cutler's 2013 season was interrupted by injury and even featured a brief period where backup Josh McCown performed well enough to present something of a threat to him. Bears coach Marc Trestman stuck with Cutler, however, and though the Bears fell just short of the playoffs, Cutler's performance -- when he's healthy -- could be a sign of good things to come in Chicago.

  • What do you make of the Bears signing Jay Cutler to a seven-year contract?

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  • Will the Bears ever win a Super Bowl with Jay Cutler?

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  • Which team will win the NFC North next season?

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  • How would the Bears have fared against the Packers in their final game, a 33-28 loss, if Josh McCown had started in place of Jay Cutler?

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  • How would you grade Marc Trestman in his first year as coach of the Bears?

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  • Where does Jay Cutler rank among NFL starting quarterbacks?

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NFL Week 14 -- Cowboys at Bears

While the NFC West and NFC South might feature the conference's top contenders, the NFC East and NFC North aren't without heated divisional races. That's where these two teams come in: the 7-5 Dallas Cowboys, tied atop the East, and the 6-6 Chicago Bears, one game behind the Detroit Lions in the North. Which team will snag a critical win Monday night?

Which team will win on Monday Night Football? (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN)

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  • Ten of the Bears' 12 games have been decided by eight points or fewer. Will that trend continue versus the Cowboys?

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  • What will Tony Romo's record be in December? (at CHI, vs. GB, at WAS, vs. PHI)

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  • What should the Bears do with Jay Cutler, who will enter free agency this offseason?

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  • In which group of quarterbacks does Jay Cutler belong when he is healthy?

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  • Which team will win the NFC East?

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  • Which team will win the NFC North?

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NFC North outlook still muddy

What an odd week for the NFC North. Perhaps the NFL's most competitive division title race stayed that way, but not thanks to great play from any of its contenders. The first-place Detroit Lions lost a turnover-riddled game at home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- they of zero wins three weeks ago. The Chicago Bears lost 42-21 at the previously 4-6 St. Louis Rams. And the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers? They replaced struggling quarterback Scott Tolzien with Matt Flynn ... then proceeded to force a tie with the Minnesota Vikings. That leaves the first two at 6-5 and the last at 5-5-1. How will the rest of the season play out?

Which team will win the NFC North?

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  • Do the Bears need a healthy Jay Cutler in order to win the NFC North?

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  • Which has been a bigger problem for the Bears?

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  • Will the Lions ever reach an NFC Championship Game with their current core?

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  • Will Aaron Rodgers return in time to help the Packers in the NFC North race?

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  • How do you feel about ties in the NFL?

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  • Which would be the best overtime system in the NFL?

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