As mentioned earlier, things looked great in the beginning. Eventually everything went downhill as the game progressed, and the offensive line is the main culprit. Hardly any time was given to Cutler to pick apart the Texans’ secondary, and Chicago’s quarterback was found picking himself up five times after being sacked (and many other times after late hits). Bobby Massie had problems protecting the right side of the O-line, as did Charles Leno Jr. on the opposite side. Rookie Cody Whitehair, who got the nod to start at center, had a bad snap on fourth-and-inches, which resulted in a lost fumble.
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