Jay Cutler was back home, nursing his concussion and watching as the Chicago Bears got pounded by the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night.
Whether he'll be back behind center this weekend remains to be seen.
''That's the goal, and that's what we're hoping for,'' Cutler said Tuesday on ESPN Radio's ''Waddle & Silvy'' show.
He said he's feeling ''as normal as can be'' and will play again this season. He said he ''can't say that for sure'' when asked if he'll be ready to play against Minnesota.
Having their starting quarterback certainly would help the Bears, who are suddenly reeling after back-to-back losses to two of the league's top teams in Houston and San Francisco. What happened against the 49ers was particularly ugly and gave more fuel to skeptics who believe the Bears' record was fattened by lackluster opponents over the first half of the season.
Chicago, after all, is 0-3 against the top teams on their schedule when you add the loss at Green Bay in Week 2.
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