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Jay Cutler misses just one play after hit from Ndamukong Suh

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Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh knocked Bears quarterback Jay Cutler out of Monday night’s game in Chicago with a brutal but clean slam to the turf that looked to be serious at first — but Cutler returned after sitting out just one play.

Suh collapsed the pocket, grabbed Cutler by his left arm and then slammed Cutler down onto his right shoulder and head. It appeared that Cutler could have had a concussion or a serious injury to his throwing shoulder, and he stayed down on the ground for a minute. But after backup Jason Campbell came in for one play, Cutler returned.

Suh and Cutler have something of a history, and Suh has been fined for hits on Cutler in the past. Tonight Suh initially got up and celebrated his sack, but when he realized Cutler was down he went over to check on him.

Surprisingly, it turned out that Cutler was OK, despite a nasty hit.

UPDATE 10:27 p.m. ET: Cutler went to the locker room early before halftime to have his ribs checked, but he returned to start the second half.

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42 Responses to “Jay Cutler misses just one play after hit from Ndamukong Suh”
  1. Gordon says: Oct 22, 2012 10:09 PM

    That was a nasty (but clean) hit. If Cutler doesn’t have a dislocates shoulder or broken collarbone, I’d be shocked.

  2. pickney1 says: Oct 22, 2012 10:09 PM

    Maybe this would will shut up all of these so called experts on the four letter network, that now claim they are body language experts

    Good for the fans to cheer as he returned after one play though.

  3. geniusfan says: Oct 22, 2012 10:13 PM

    And now he left the game for good.

  4. sabatimus says: Oct 22, 2012 10:15 PM

    Cutler shouldn’t come out for the second half. He’s gotta be concussed at least.

  5. drinkdabeers says: Oct 22, 2012 10:15 PM

    That hit was brutal…

    Hang in there Smokin’ Jay!

  6. rickrock6661982 says: Oct 22, 2012 10:20 PM

    Of course Cutler returned

    This is a regular season game

  7. lionsdraftguy says: Oct 22, 2012 10:21 PM

    Suh is the man. Cutler just got ate up.

  8. noeffinway says: Oct 22, 2012 10:22 PM

    You can’t let my Lions hang around like that….An offensive performance like that and only down 10 at half? Second half is ours.

  9. dapell says: Oct 22, 2012 10:26 PM

    I thought the NFL cared about concussions? How in the world is Cutler back in on the next play after that hit?

  10. emoney826 says: Oct 22, 2012 10:27 PM

    I don’t care what people say. He’s still a bitch and always will be for leaving the NFC championship game.

  11. contrasuxbalz says: Oct 22, 2012 10:51 PM

    Both of these teams suck. Especially the Lions. My god get some discipline and quit stealing money from fans who pay to watch something they could see from a local high school team.

  12. nfldtw says: Oct 22, 2012 11:00 PM

    Lions fan here. I’m very impressed with Cutler’s toughness, however, the fact he wasn’t checked for an injury before he went back in the game is a joke.

    Either protect the players or don’t…

  13. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 22, 2012 11:01 PM

    Quitler would have stayed out it was a playoff game.

  14. conormacleod says: Oct 22, 2012 11:11 PM

    The Lions stink.

  15. conormacleod says: Oct 22, 2012 11:14 PM

    It’s awesome watching the Lions celebrate a sack, while their team can’t score a point to save their lives. Idiots.

  16. juanhughjazz says: Oct 22, 2012 11:22 PM

    I thought hitting Cutler hard was a penalty

  17. ohiobears says: Oct 22, 2012 11:27 PM

    MJD says the hit was fake and the injury was fake. Clay Matthews says the Bears D didn’t dominate, the Lions beat themselves.

  18. theysone says: Oct 22, 2012 11:29 PM

    What did MJD have to tweet about this?

  19. beerbudsnbevo says: Oct 22, 2012 11:36 PM

    Not to say I told you so…but before the season started I said the Lions would not be that good.

    The wins, due to a weak division last year sent all of the bandwagoners into a frenzy, along with the stockpile of arrests and offseason antics disrupted continuity.

    Proof is in the pudding

  20. beerbudsnbevo says: Oct 22, 2012 11:39 PM

    With all due respect to the Bears, how did they get two Monday Night Football appearances within a month?

  21. nfl fan says: Oct 23, 2012 12:00 AM

    When did tripping the Quarterback before the takedown become an acceptable technique?

  22. dino2997 says: Oct 23, 2012 12:13 AM

    Bears fans have and always will support Jay Cutler 100% no matter how badly the media and rival fans bad mouth him.

  23. mialto says: Oct 23, 2012 12:31 AM

    Suh seems to surround himself by bad plays but he is a beast! Cutler is a stud and thank god hes healthy.

  24. chi01town says: Oct 23, 2012 12:54 AM

    Ndamukong gone pay for that hit goodell already warned him

  25. chi01town says: Oct 23, 2012 1:12 AM

    5/1 the panthers is next an Chicago will beat them too.

  26. lks311 says: Oct 23, 2012 1:13 AM

    As vicious a hit as I have ever seen a player walk away from. Props to Cutler.

  27. ranksarot says: Oct 23, 2012 1:16 AM

    I’m a Cutler fan and a long time Suh hater…. Suh showed a little class. I can’t bash him for that. Cutler has demonstrated his toughness. If this guy doesn’t win a Superbowl. Then there is no such thing as karma.

  28. scytherius says: Oct 23, 2012 1:16 AM

    I just do not like Cutler based on what I see in attitude, interviews, etc … but he is one TOUGH SOB and I respect that a lot.

  29. badintent says: Oct 23, 2012 1:19 AM

    NICE WWF slam there, Suh, butI smell a chop block coming the next time you play the Bears, watch your knees please. Karma.
    Jay is one tough Hombre. will need flack jacket for a month or two for those ribs.

  30. gogetembolts says: Oct 23, 2012 1:24 AM

    Ndamukong Suh is a bad, bad man.

  31. fugetaboutit says: Oct 23, 2012 1:24 AM

    I hope you that criticized Cutler for his toughness was watching. Nothing weak here except you.

  32. lambeauphan says: Oct 23, 2012 1:40 AM

    Suh is one of the dirtiest players in the NFL, period.

  33. simpleghost says: Oct 23, 2012 4:14 AM

    Not a doubt in my mind Suh was trying to seriously hurt Cutler. The way he swung his leg behind Cutler… the NFL needs to rein this beast in before he kills a QB.

  34. Dustin Chace White says: Oct 23, 2012 6:53 AM

    Hopefully this will help towards shutting up the idiots who say Cutler is not tough. He may not always make the best decisions with the ball, but Cutler is tough as nails.

  35. wryly1 says: Oct 23, 2012 7:41 AM

    The play may have been legal, but I remain convinced ( maybe more than ever ) that Suh is trying to injure people.

  36. greenpacker says: Oct 23, 2012 8:23 AM

    it is impossible to watch that play and not respect Cutler’s toughness.

  37. snaponrules says: Oct 23, 2012 8:26 AM

    One of the toughest QB’s in the NFL.

    He has been behind one of the worst lines in the NFL for the past 4 years. Taking huge hits like the one from donkey kong last night.
    Also keep in mind that being a diabetic he cant go into the locker and get drugged up on pain shots like every other QB in the NFL would do in the same situation.
    He literally has to play through the pain.

  38. pftcensorssuck says: Oct 23, 2012 8:31 AM

    “Suh initially got up and celebrated his sack, but when he realized Cutler was down he went over to check on him.”

    Probably waiting to see if he needed to stomp on his head.

  39. timothyw1 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:34 AM

    Does anyone not realize that the only reason anyone is talking about how tough Jay Cutler is, is because he has been such a cry baby in the past.

    It is the NFL people! Players take hits like that in every game every week and the media doesn’t pour out all of the compliments on how tough they are. Cry babies get babied.

    The Lions beat themselves and it wasn’t Stafford’s fault. Stefan Logan fumbles twice in a row??? Come on! Fumble by both Bell and LeShoure? Really?

    They got to HOLD on to the ball. of the four fumble I mentioned, only Leshoure’s was forced. The other three were just bad players.

    The Detroit defense was ferocious, and to all of the Suh critics…you would be a fan if he were on your team.

  40. gallic10 says: Oct 23, 2012 9:53 AM

    Pro football is a tough game played by big strong men. Suh’s tackle was very violent, but legal. Culter was out of the pocket and was basically a running back at that point.
    Hopefully , the NFL will not drastically change the game I grew up watching and playing. I see a bunch of lawyers waiting to make money by exploiting player injuries.

  41. comeonnowguys says: Oct 23, 2012 10:11 AM


    Are you forgetting the two fumbles specifically forced by Tillman on the sidelines? Oh right, they all just magically flew out of their hands.

    The two things Detroit could hang their hat on–the best WR in football and the best DL–were outplayed by the Bears’ counterparts.

    The Detroit defense was ferocious? Only thing that kept the score that low was a borderline hit on Cutler that limited his throwing. And he still was better than Stafford.

    Your denial and revisionist history is a little sad. About as sad as the 2012 Lions.

  42. chi01town says: Oct 24, 2012 9:12 AM

    the NFL wont punish Ndamukong so I say put him out the game… Target his knee with a chop block on every play an use 3 guys so he dont know who’s coming for it. take the penalty an do it again but take him out

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