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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jay Cutler is often criticized for some of his decision-making, on and off the field, including this season's outburst against offensive lineman J'Marcus Webb, but there is no doubting his importance to the Chicago Bears.
Take one look at Monday night's embarrassing 32-7 loss at San Francisco in which Chicago finished with just 143 yards of net offense while Cutler was out with a concussion. Adding to a now two-year trend, the Bears are just not the same without Cutler.
"I think he is one of the best quarterbacks playing the game, and we are a different football team with him," Chicago coach Lovie Smith told Minnesota media via teleconference Wednesday. "Our record has been pretty good when he started and finished the football game. We're a different football team with him, and hopefully we can be talking about playing a full game with him in there."
Smith isn't sure if Cutler will be able to return to the lineup for th...
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Jay Cutler missed Monday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers and the Bears lost. Chicago can't afford for Cutler to miss much more time. This is not to say back-up quarterback Jason Campbell caused the team to lose - the Bears' defense can take credit for that - but Chicago needs as much offensive help as they can get. They may get that this weekend as...
“I don’t know, we’ll see,” Cutler said when asked if he would play in Sunday’s game. “Going through the process, still a few things to go through this week and we’ll see how it goes.
“Got to see some more doctors. Got to go out on the field and make sure you can exert yourself, and it’s a personal thing making sure you feel ok.”
The Chicago Bears quarterback was...
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (concussion) was cleared to start practice, though he still must pass an independent neurologist before he is allowed to play. He is questionable for Sunday's game against Minnesota.
One look at backup quarterback Jason Campbells performance as Cutlers replacement shows how much the Bears need their starter back. So do fantasy owners...
The Bears "anticipate" quarterback Jay Cutler (concussion) will start Sunday against Minnesota since he has met concussion protocol to this point. SOURCE: Jason La Canfora, CBSSports.comFantasy Spin:Cutler still has to pass an independent concussion test. We'll keep track of this situation as Sunday draws closer.
The Bears suffered a terrible defeat to 49ers last night, but they were without QB Jay Cutler who stayed behind after he suffered a concussion back in Week 10. Jason Campbell wasn’t able to get anything going against San Francisco’s defense, but that probably had something to do with the Bears inability to block anyone.
Head coach Lovie Smith expressed some optimism that Cutler...
Reports from Chicago on Thanksgiving Day indicated that quarterback Jay Cutler will start Sunday against Minnesota and that right tackle Gabe Carimi has been benched. According to CBSSports.com, Cutler was limited in practice Thursday but has met the concussion protocol and, barring setbacks, should be able to play against the Vikings. Backup Jason Campbell, who started Monday...
Facing a potential three-game losing streak, the Chicago Bears are hoping for Jay Cutler's return.
The Minnesota Vikings surely don't share that sentiment.
With Cutler's status still up in the air, the Bears may have to rely on a better performance from backup Jason Campbell as they try to continue their dominance of the rested Vikings on Sunday at Soldier Field.
After an embarrassing loss on Monday Night Football, the Chicago Bears have a record of 7-3 and are in second place behind the Green Bay Packers via a tiebreaker. That should sound familiar to Bears fans as the team was also 7-3 last year.But a year ago this week, Quarterback Jay Cutler broke his thumb on his throwing hand trying to make a tackle against the San Diego Chargers. Without...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer The Minnesota Vikings must play perhaps their best yet this season to emerge from the last six games with a playoff spot, let alone a winning record.
The defensive line will have a big part in this.
They visit Chicago on Sunday and Green Bay the week after, facing the NFC North co-leaders...
It takes more than talent and schemes to be in the elite in the NFL -- in all sports, really. There's a certain body language, too. You have to try to take something. You have to reach out.
You have to lean forward.
Otherwise, you're just covering up and asking to be hit. Or you're the guy driving 45 mph down the middle lane, not trying to get anywhere so much as just...
After a quiet few weeks, chaos has resumed in the Top 12 with teams flying up and down the board. And folks, there's a new #1 in town...
#1 - New England Patriots
Who looked better than the Patriots last week? Nobody. Who looked like they belonged to even be mentioned in the same sentence as the Patriots last week? The Niners, maybe? But San Fran was beating...