Chicago Bears Red Zone: Jay Cutler Week 10


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Going up against the Rams, we knew Jay Cutler would be facing one of the NFL’s better defenses. The result was Jay and the offense had one of their better days this season. Cutler finished the day, 19 of 24, 258 yards, 3 TD’s, no INT and 2 sacks. He also had a nice 26 yard run.

Cutler also set a new Bears record, being the first Bears QB to throw two passes over 80 yards in one game. They both were catch and run plays by Zach Miller and Jeremy Langford. We also need to give credit to outstanding blocking down field by the wide outs.

Overall, it was another solid effort by Cutler. Except for a couple of plays where he might have chosen to run instead of pass, he was nearly flawless. On the two sacks, he protected the ball and did not panic. Jay has learned under Adam Gase to play within himself and trust the other players to make the plays.

On the two sacks, the first one was outstanding play by Aaron Donald and the Rams line. It was a screen and Rams got a great jump and it was a jail break. Jay had no chance but to eat it. The second sack was more on Matt Slauson and Vlad Ducasse. Charles Leno cleaned the left side (actually a take down hold but no call), Matt got beat, sadly Ducasse broke outside to help Leno, who he did not need, instead of looking inside and helping Slauson. Jay tried to wiggle in the pocket but he was iced.

One other point, it is coming out that Cutler is checking out of plays at the LOS. On Langford’s 11 yard TD run on 3rd and Goal at the 11. Jay called an audible instead of the called passing play.

This coming week at home , the offense will be facing the number one defense in the NFL, in the Broncos. The are extremely tough against the pass. This is one of those games where many anti Cutler pundits are expecting Jay to throw INT’s and crumble (mainly Rich Gannon). Gase will have a solid game plan and regardless of the score, I expect Jay to have another quality game.

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