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Chicago Bears Continue to Win Despite Jay Cutler; 2 Defensive TDs Today


The Chicago Bears are 6-1 this season, but you wouldn’t be able to tell that if you watched them play. There is no doubt that this defense is just off the charts in terms of talent and ferocity but the offense in Chicago is a mess, and that’s being nice about it.

The Bears have one of the best defenses in the NFL, but they rank 31st in the league when it comes to passing yards. There bout in Tennessee today is not making that ranking look unwarranted. The Bears have a 21-2 lead, but the points are being scored despite Cutler’s presence and his lack of offensive ability. The first touchdown was scored on a blocked punt and the second came after a massive punt return by Devin Hester set up a Matt Forte score. The third score, you guessed it, came on defense.

Cutler’s contribution: allowing a safety in the endzone because he held the ball too long. Cutler wasn’t sacked, the safety came on an illegal hands to the face penalty, but Cutler has not done much this week to shake his critics.

This begs the question, will Cutler cause this team to miss out on a Super Bowl?

Defensively the Bears are bailing Cutler out and are making him look way better than he really is. That blowout in Jacksonville a few weeks ago, mostly defense. The huge Monday night win in Dallas was all thanks to five interceptions by the defense.

If you want to know who the Bears best offense players are, look no further than Charles Tillman, Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher.

Jay Cutler isn’t Rex Grossman, but as much as Bears fans want to believe this team is different from the Grossman helmed 2006 squad that went to the Super Bowl, the similarities are spooky — and not all in a good way.

Tags: Chicago Bears NFL

  • mk17212

    First off, if you’re going to bash someone you should make sure your headline tells what actually happened. It was a defensive touchdown and a special teams touchdown.
    Secondly, Why should Jay Cutler apologize for the defense being this good? I know that’s not what was said but it seems like that is what this guy wants to happen. Yes the offense started a little slow today but they were not terrible. They held the ball for over 37 minutes, had 20 first downs, and they scored 37 points all by themsleves. I’ll take that every week.
    Third, How was the safety Cutler’s fault? He had almost no time to set and throw before the pocket collapsed on him. he scrambled and got the ball to his checkdown which would have resulted in a first down except for Webb once again not being able to do his job and block the guy in front of him without committing a penalty. It is not Cutler’s fault that Webb put his hand on the defenders facemask. Maybe you would have been happier if Jay would’ve been called for intentional grounding in the endzone for the safety then you could’ve bashed all night long.

  • Tyrone Biggums

    this article is a joke! Jay Cutler went 19-26 for a 138.1 qb rating, 3 touchdowns and no picks. You want to argue that the Bears won despite him? Get a clue, jabroni.

  • Mylan Welborn

    If you make an intelligent argument then people will listen, when you write mess like this your name loses ALL credibility. Now, when someone see ” josh hill” on a sports blog…no one will read it….

  • Mike Foote

    Yeah, this is one of the dumbest things I’ve read so far. Cutler has 3 td’s, no picks, and somehow he grabbed the hands of his lineman and shoved them into the face of a defender. Someone stop him!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001350974389 Jim Grazis

    always excuses for cutler.