Caleb Hanie wasn't the sole reason the Bears lost Sunday's game to the Raiders. Click through the gallery for 10 more observations on the Bears. | Getty Images
1. Mike Martz's penchant for illogical play-calls might be the biggest obstacle for Hanie to overcome. Like the ill-advised Earl Bennett end-around in the NFC Championship, the ‘‘throwback screen’’ wasn't worth the risk, especially on 2nd-and-1.
2. For the record, when the Bears ran that play vs. the Falcons, it worked to perfection until Cutler's overthrow of a wide-open Kellen Davis blew it up. Sunday, it was Martz's call that blew it up. Hanie made the right throw, but the Raiders read it.
3. I am turning down the plate of crow I was offered after Hanie's performance seemed to make a mockery of my column arguing that Cutler's shoes won't be as difficult to fill as some think. As my column said, ‘‘all bets are off against the Raiders."
4. Bad sign: The Bears' defense seemed to wear down in the second half. After holding the Raiders to 79 yards on their final 29 plays of the first half (2.7 per play), the Bears allowed 213 yards on 36 plays in the second half (5.9 per play).
5. What's the big deal about Sebastian Janikowski kicking six field goals? Those are all chip shots for Janikowski — a layup (19), four free throws (37, 40, 42, 44) and a shot from the top of the key (47). Robbie Gould hit two three-pointers (50, 53).
6. The Chiefs' 27th-ranked offense (304 yards per game) will be the first offense the Bears have faced this season ranked in the bottom 10 in the NFL. Nine of the Bears' 11 games have been against offenses ranked in the top 12.
7. Not sure if this means anything, but the Raiders committed six penalties for 44 yards Sunday. They were averaging 12 penalties for 103 yards in their previous four games.
8. The bright side: Caleb Hanie combined for 304 total yards (254 passing, 50 rushing) as the Bears had a season-high 401 total yards Sunday. Jay Cutler's best total yardage games are 313 vs. the Packers and 312 vs. the Falcons.
9. In Jay Cutler's first NFL start, as a rookie with Denver in Week 13, he was 10-of-21 for 143 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions and a lost fumble of a 62.3 rating in a 23-20 loss to the Seahawks.
10. The way the Bears ran the ball — 172 yards on 27 carries--they might have been able to win with a Tim Tebow approach. But letting Hanie play more of a Cutler role will play dividends in long run — as long as Martz adjusts for Hanie's inexperience.