Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) passes the ball during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Bears will start Jay Cutler in Week 17 according to head coach

The Chicago Bears experienced a surge of success with back up quarterback Josh McCown under center. When Jay Cutler returned form injury there was a lot of debate about who’d be starting, but head coach Marc Trestman stuck with Cutler.

In his second game back, the Bears were blown out by the Philadelphia Eagles in a 54-11 loss. Trestman said Cutler would start again in the season finale against the Green Bay Packers, “no question there.”

Trestman also blamed some of his struggles on the offensive line.

We lost the line of scrimmage,” Trestman said, via Michael Wright of “We didn’t do as good a job as obviously we’ve done at protecting Jay. He got hit probably more in this game than he’s been hit at any time during the season.”

Running back Matt Forte, who was tackled for a safety, said there was plenty of blame to go around on the offensive side of the ball.

“There is no excuse for what happened or what we didn’t do,” Forte said. “Nobody played well on our side. It was just one of those games where everything was going their way and nothing went our way.”

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