Chicago Sun-Times

Bears could face fourth-stringer this week

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Vikings interim coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday that Brett Favre could play against the Bears on Monday night.

Favre's record streak of 297 consecutive starts ended before Monday night's loss to the Giants.

If neither Favre (shoulder) nor backup Tavaris Jackson (toe) can go, the Vikings would use rookie Joe Webb, who is still nursing a store hamstring injury. Jackson injured his toe against the Giants and his status is "in jeopardy."

If Webb starts, it would be the third time this season the Bears have faced a third-string quarterback, and that's not counting their win over Carolina and rookie Jimmy Clausen earlier this season.

The Vikings are currently reviewing their options and are expected to sign another quarterback this week.

"We have a list of about eight different names we're going through," Frazier told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "The guy very well may end up playing Monday night."

If the new guy starts, the Bears would be going against a fourth-string quarterback.

Receiver Percy Harvin (migraines) and guard Steve Hutchinson (thumb) have both missed the past two games but could play Monday night.

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