Cutler INT percentage still a nagging issue

Cutler INT percentage still a nagging issue
September 17, 2013, 11:45 pm
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Turnovers have been a nasty part of Jay Cutler’s game since he became a Bear. And it is one area still in need of major change by the “new” Jay Cutler.

No team reached the 2012 playoffs behind a starting quarterback with an interception percentage higher than Andrew Luck’s 3.0. Cutler’s in 2012 was 3.2 and has been below 3.2 just once in five Chicago seasons. It currently stands at 4.2 after two games.

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The Minnesota game was the first in which the Bears committed four turnovers and won since the Oct. 10 Carolina game in 2010 when Todd Collins threw four interceptions. Since then, the Bears are 0-5 when giving up the football four times in a game.

They were guilty of four giveaways last season in the first Green Bay, Houston and second Minnesota games; all losses. Their four giveaways against Seattle in 2011 contributed to a 24-point loss to the Seahawks. DeAngelo Hall’s four interceptions of Cutler were enough for a Washington win.