Bears lose the game to the Packers – and QB Hoyer to a broken arm

Brian Hoyer is down – so who's up next for the 1-6 Bears?
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Brian Hoyer, after injuring his arm Thursday against Green Bay.

Brian Hoyer, after injuring his arm Thursday against Green Bay.

The Chicago Bears have lost starting quarterback Brian Hoyer for the remainder of the season with a broken arm.

Hoyer was hit by Green Bay lineman (and former Bear) Julius Peppers in the second quarter of the Bears' 26-10 loss at Lambeau Field Thursday. Here's video of the hit.

So who's up next for Chicago?

They'll apparently go with former Southern Cal QB Matt Barkley. The 26-year-old is in his fourth year in the NFL, and had appeared in just four games (none of them starts) before stepping in for Hoyer Thursday. He's thrown a total of 65 passes now, for 0 touchdowns and 6 interceptions (two of which came against Green Bay).

Coach John Fox is apparently not considering playing the inconsistent Jay Cutler, for now.

The Bears are 1-6 on the season. Their next game is against the Vikings, at Soldier Field, on Halloween night.

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