Week 4 Bears Grades: Quarterback

Week 4 Bears Grades: Quarterback
September 29, 2013, 8:45 pm
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Week 4 Bears Grades

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Jay Cutler had the kind of game that plagued him in his previous Bears seasons but appeared to have been put at least a little behind him under the new coaching staff.

Cutler threw three interceptions, two leading directly to 10 Detroit points. His third interception didn’t turn into Lions points immediately because of Matthew Stafford throwing a pick of his own at the Chicago on a ball bouncing off Calvin Johnson.

But then Cutler showed poor pocket awareness, holding the ball until Ndamukong Suh could come in for a sack, lost the ball and Nick Fairley took that into the end zone.

Cutler missed open receivers in crucial situations and was unable to move the offense even with good field position. He reverted to holding the ball too long in the pocket and had a game that he and the Bears would like to forget. Fast.

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His interceptions included overthrowing an open Alshon Jeffery and floating a deep ball to Brandon Marshall.

We missed some stuff in the first half,” Cutler said. “But three picks and a fumble, it’s hard to come back from those mistakes.”

Cutler threw for 317 yards and two touchdowns on 27-for-47 passing and a rating of 65.6, his lowest of the season.

Moon's Grade: F