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Kyle Orton named starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears

Yet another switch in the quarterback job, Kyle Orton was named starter for the Bears in the Week 15 game.

Kyle Orton named starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears Kyle Orton will be the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears (5-8) next week, when the Bears meet the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. Bears head coach Lovie Smith opted out for Kyle Orton with his other choice - veteran QB Brian Griese. Regular starter Rex Grossman is considered out for the rest of the season with fractured ankle during preseason.

 Kyle Orton started 15 games as a rookie in 2005, going 10-5 for a playoff team and will start in the remaining three games as the top quarterback for Chicago. "I think everybody knows that I've been frustrated and haven't liked my role. But I tried to make the best of it, and now my job's just to focus on the future and try to play well and let everything work itself out. I'm going to let my play speak for itself. I figure if I play well and win football games, it'll be my job," Orton was quoted saying after the news of his promotion broke. The Vikings remains betting favorite at the online sportsbook Bodog Sports with the point spread on the Bears - Vikings game sitting at -10 points chalk Minnesota.

 Published on 12/10/2007

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