The Bears’ 2013 season suddenly went to a precarious place when quarterback Jay Cutler was sacked in the second quarter and left the game with a lower-body injury on his left side. The Bears offense rallied behind backup quarterback Josh McCown, but the defense struggled to contain Robert Griffin III in a 45-41 loss in the nation's capital.
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Cutler injured his groin when he was taken down by 333-pound defensive tackle Chris Baker. Cutler winced as the two rolled through the hit and was in obvious pain.
Cutler stayed down on the field after the hit, with both Bears and Redskins players signaling for medical staff to come on. Cutler eventually was able to get up and walk off but very gingerly and with a clear limp.
Cutler has not played all 16 games since his first Chicago season (2009), with one game lost in each of 2010 and 2012 to concussions and the final six games of 2011 with a fractured thumb.
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He also was forced out early in the second half of the 2010 NFC Championship game with a knee injury.
McCown was 14-for-20 for 204 yards and a score in relief of Cutler and even added 33 rushing yards, but was sacked in Redskins territory to end the game.