Bears fans could snicker a little Friday night when their former quarterback with the unfortunate haircut [editor’s note: and forgettable neck beard] threw three picks in his Broncos debut.
Tonight, Chicago’s new quarterback with the unfortunate haircut [editor’s note: and, as my kid pointed out in March, no chin] might have silenced a few snickerers.
Following along right here on NFL.com, you’ll see that, in four drives, Cutler completed five of ten passes and threw an interception against a Bills unit that will remind no one of the 1985 version of the defense that Cutler’s current team fielded.
Chicago went three-and-out on its first drive, with Cutler throwing incomplete on third down and two. On the Bears’ second possession, Buffalo corner Leodis McKelvin snared a deep Cutler pass intended for Devin Hester.
Cutler nearly threw another interception on a third-down incompletion that ended the Bears’ next drive.
After Bills’ return man Dominic Rhodes muffed the ensuing punt, the Bears were back in business, at the Buffalo 43. This led to Cutler’s lone highlight, a 30-yard completion to tight end Desmond Clark. But the effort fizzled short of paydirt, and the Bears had to settle for a field goal.
While the T.O. subplot for this game has been removed thanks to Owens’ sprained big toe, the Bills have gotten some buzz out of their offense. Starting quarterback Trent Edwards completed all ten of his throws for 79 yards.