Marion Barber’s brain fart in Denver will be the lasting image of his first season with the Bears.
He won’t have a chance to change that image on Christmas night, because Barber won’t be available to play against Green Bay. Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports Kahlil Bell will start Sunday, with Barber expected to be sidelined by a calf injury.
Bell’s backup will likely be undrafted rookie Armando Allen. In short: The Bears aren’t in great position to take advantage of the Packers’ shaky run defense.