The Chicago Bears will be without starting quarterback Jay Cutler for an extended time. The veteran signal-caller suffered a broken thumb on his throwing hand during Sunday's win over the San Diego Chargers. Head coach Lovie Smith says Cutler will have surgery, but hopes to have him back before the end of the regular season. Cutler did finish Sunday's game, throwing for 286 yards and two touchdowns against the Bolts. The Bears have won five straight and are in the thick of the NFC Wild Card race at 7-and-3. Caleb Hanie will start Sunday's game at Oakland.