Detroit Lions feast on hobbled Jay Cutler, 21-19
- Updated: November 10, 2013
The Chicago Bears (5-4) wasted numerous chances as they lost 21-19 to the Detroit Lions (6-3) at Soldier Field, slipping a full game back in the NFC North.
In the first half they had three drives of 50 or more yards but somehow only scored seven points, and a clearly injured and ineffective quarterback Jay Cutler stalled the offense in the second half.
A late switch to Josh McCown at quarterback proved to be too little, too late, as the Bears scored a touchdown with 40 seconds left but failed on two attempts to tie the game with a two-point conversion.
Wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall simply dominated Detroit. They both went for over 100 yards and combined for two touchdowns. Their days could have been even bigger had Jay Cutler been able to throw the ball effectively in the second half.
Defensive lineman Corey Wootton had a good game that didn’t show up much in the box score; he made several plays in the backfield, including batting a pass down and forcing a fumble on a handoff.
The offensive line struggled with Detroit’s big defensive tackles, giving up consistent pressure while failing to open any holes for running back Matt Forte (17 carries, 33 yards, 1.9 ypc). Offensive guard Matt Slauson also had a key holding penalty that took away a Forte touchdown run.
Jay Cutler had a nice first half that ended on a down note with an interception off a tipped pass. He was awful in the second half, missing throws he usually makes and completely unable to move in the pocket.
Head coach Marc Trestman deserves much of the blame for refusing to pull Cutler until very late in the game. With a healthy quarterback, the Bears consistently moved the ball (five drives for 263 yards); with an injured quarterback, they could do nothing (six drives for 75 yards).
Had Trestman pulled Cutler in the third quarter when he was clearly hobbled, it is likely Chicago would have won this game.
Jay Cutler finally left the game with what was described as an ankle injury, though he was obviously favoring his groin the whole second half.
Safety Major Wright left the game with an undisclosed injury but returned shortly.
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall also left briefly.
The Chicago Bears stay home this week as they prepare to host the Baltimore Ravens (4-5) next Sunday.
Where is LKP? Is he feasting on NFCN fans like TT on blood?
This would have been AWESOME to be there
I find it funny how everyone in my office is excited about one chick who's pregnant and almost due.
Barely any of them know she just got divorced. They especially don't know it's not her husbands kid. And they REALLY REALLY don't know she was knocked up by some random black guy she was cheating on her husband with.
I can't wait for the baby shower they're throwing her.
@LambeauOrWrigley That guy in the bottom right is named Steve Rodgers, so they're still not without Rodgers in that picture...
@Staffords_Glove Dayyyyum.... Now that's the kind of fireworks I want to go see. lol
its not gonna be a mannish looking girl is it
@On1y_one They will. Homefield stil on the table
@I BELIEVE!!! 6-3 son. Should be 9-0
@←sgunderson17→ That is awesome
@BLOWOUT INCOMING Lions dominated. Went down the field and scored a TD to seal the game. Fairley huge stop.
@BearsSaveLives Yes, this is the island of "Lost"
@droog yarblockos Yeah, he left a little on the keyboard.
@droog yarblockos He's still drunk from last night!
@droog yarblockos I hear ya. But the faces he makes sometimes... lol
I don't think he's annoying I think he's entertaining
@PackersTakeLives Who's poke him?