Sep 22, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) passes against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Jay Cutler is the Chicago Bears key to defeating the Detroit Lions

Tomorrows divisional show down with the Detroit Lions is a big game for both squads who sit at the top of the division.

It’s an even bigger game for the Chicago Bears who are hoping to go 4-0 after tomorrows afternoon game in Detroit. This season hasn’t been an MVP year so far for Cutler, but this offense is doing what it has to do win ball games.

Despite what people think of Cutler, he’s a great quarterback. Am I saying he’s one of the leagues elite? No, but the man can win games with his arm when he’s given time to scan the field. You see how determined he is to moving the chains after that 10+ yard scramble and hit on Steelers safety Golden.

If that doesn’t show you how tough Cutler is, nothing will. Of course people are going to continue to doubt Cutler, but since 2010 he holds a 5-1 record against the Lions. His passer rating through those six games is above 95 percent with six touchdowns and one interception.

The way this offensive line has been protecting Cutler has to be a concern for Detroit’s secondary. The defensive front for the Lions are going to have to put as much pressure as they can on Cutler if they have any hopes of defeating Chicago.

Everything is clicking for this offense, as they’ve proved that they can come from behind and win games within the first two weeks. Last Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers was a big game for Chicago.

No matter how bad Pittsburgh played offensively, their defense isn’t really much of a push over. They still have some great players who can make big plays and Cutler and company were able to win big.

I have a feeling that this is just the beginning and if this line can stay healthy and consistent, they’re going to be a huge threat in the NFC.

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