Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will miss Sunday’s game against the Vikings, his third straight missed game as he continues to recover from a high ankle sprain.
Coach Marc Trestman confirmed at his press conference today that Cutler is expected to miss at least another week. Trestman added, however, that he is “totally confident” that Cutler will play again at some point this season.
The good news for the Bears is that backup Josh McCown has played well in Cutler’s absence. In fact, McCown has a higher completion percentage and higher passer rating and is averaging more yards per pass than Cutler, and McCown has thrown just one interception.
So the Bears’ offense is in good hands while McCown fills in against the Vikings. The real problem for the Bears on Sunday will be their shaky run defense matching up with Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson. Trestman said linebacker Lance Briggs will also miss the game against the Vikings.