Bears Lost Cutler showed why Sunday. After eight previous outings of futility against Green Bay as a Bear, the quarterback finally shined under the bright lights against the Packers, throwing for two touchdowns and racking up a 103.8 passer rating while completing 62.5 percent of his throws, albeit in a losing effort. Cutler did throw one interception, but that came on a desperation heave with 10 seconds to play in the midst of his fight to rally back the Bears.
“I thought Jay played very well tonight,” Bears coach Marc Trestman said. “I don’t know what the stats are. I though he threw the long ball well. He gave the guys a chance to make plays, which gave them the long ball. I thought he was efficient throwing the ball inside. I thought he was in total command of what was going on out there.”
Again, the Packers shut it in Cutler’s face.The Packers took the ball back with six minutes to play and the entire field to drive, and the Bears looked like they had it in hand after forcing fourth and eight, but Rodgers avoided a sack and found Randall Cobb downfield for the game-winning touchdown with less than a minute to play.But neither this performance nor Cutler’s 1-8 record as a Bear against Green Bay should have any bearing on whether the team decides to bring him back in 2013, and it won’t. Cutler has just played the final game of a contract that paid him $8.47 million in 2013, and he wouldn’t get into what might take place in the coming weeks or month in terms of negotiations with the front office or the prospect of leaving.
Jay Cutler: 15/24, 226 yards, 2 TD, INT; QB Rating 103.8
Aaron Rodgers: 25/39, 318 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT; QB Rating 85.2
James Starks: 11 carries, 88 yards; 1 reception, 7 yards
Eddie Lacy: 21 carries, 66 yards, TD; 2 receptions, 15 yards
Randall Cobb: 2 receptions, 55 yards, 2 TDs
Jordy Nelson: 10 receptions, 161 yards