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Jay Cutler will miss at least one more game

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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.

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32 Responses to “Jay Cutler will miss at least one more game”
  1. kennyadler1 says: Nov 25, 2013 3:14 PM

    The loss to the Rams killed us, doesn’t really matter who plays QB if we fumble on our own 5 and our D forgets to try to stop ANYBODY…..

  2. douglasgreenbriar says: Nov 25, 2013 3:18 PM

    The bears run defense made zac stacy look like adrian peterson, Im afraid of what adrian peterson will do to them this week.

  3. stevenwilliams2013 says: Nov 25, 2013 3:19 PM

    He and Derek Rose should become room mates. They can stay up late all night drinking hot chocolate and talk about their injuries.

  4. thetroofishere says: Nov 25, 2013 3:25 PM

    Take the next two Jay. The next two.

    – A Cowboys Fan

  5. greenisgold1265 says: Nov 25, 2013 3:25 PM

    ……….come on tie!!!!!!!!!

  6. RavenzGunnerz says: Nov 25, 2013 3:25 PM

    He and Derek Rose should become room mates. They can stay up late all night drinking hot chocolate and talk about their injuries.
    ——————————–

    Seriously though… D.Rose is another Grant Hill.

    I have a feeling MT will draft his own QB this offseason. Sorry Jay, it’s over.

  7. conormacleod says: Nov 25, 2013 3:28 PM

    Stupid Bears and Cutler are going to screw up the Vikings draft pick!

  8. iowahbr says: Nov 25, 2013 3:38 PM

    Unless Cutler wants to move to a linebacker spot no big deal if he sits for the rest of the year.

  9. jazsrt says: Nov 25, 2013 3:40 PM

    QB does not matter.

    The defense blows.

  10. arodgersgloryhole says: Nov 25, 2013 3:50 PM

    When will the defense be back?

  11. coachkilla6 says: Nov 25, 2013 3:58 PM

    Bears need to move on from Cutler. He obviously doesn’t have the heart/desire to play for that team anymore. Let Jax or some other team overpay him next year.

  12. purpleguy says: Nov 25, 2013 4:14 PM

    Sheesh, the team that wins the NFCN may be 8-8 — who would’ve figured that at the start of the season?

  13. ravenswhat says: Nov 25, 2013 4:28 PM

    Anyone else still find it funny when Bears fans all think they will win the SB each and every year during the off-season of a season where the team choked and spun out of control at the end?

    it’s like clockwork.

  14. wannabear says: Nov 25, 2013 4:37 PM

    we were given the shock treatment yesterday.

  15. jgk1250 says: Nov 25, 2013 4:37 PM

    Josh is a good backup, and I see no difference between him, and Kyle Orton. Josh cannot throw a pass for more than 15 yards. Proof yesterday was he completed 35 passes for 350 yards, and that includes yardage after the catch. All who wish Cutler to leave, be prepared to be 8/8 for the next ten years.

  16. 1969l78 says: Nov 25, 2013 4:51 PM

    Did you read the article? Josh averages more yards an attempt also. Jay has a great arm but no brains…..

  17. 1969l78 says: Nov 25, 2013 4:54 PM

    Cutler is brainless

  18. trollaikman8 says: Nov 25, 2013 5:11 PM

    Cutler showing that toughness that his fanboys are always raving about.

  19. garyman1 says: Nov 25, 2013 5:12 PM

    Quarterback play is the least of the Bears worries right now.

  20. larryboodry says: Nov 25, 2013 5:15 PM

    jazsrt, you read my mind…Bears will not win squat until they figure out how to stop the run, period. Doesn’t matter who the QB is.

  21. jazsrt says: Nov 25, 2013 5:48 PM

    larryboodry says:
    Nov 25, 2013 5:15 PM
    jazsrt, you read my mind…Bears will not win squat until they figure out how to stop the run, period. Doesn’t matter who the QB is.

    _______________________________

    It won’t be fixed this year, either (no matter what Mel and Co. say).

    Either the offense is going to have to score 50+ points every week, or I am going to need a hell of a lot more beer to watch the games.

  22. dino2997 says: Nov 25, 2013 5:55 PM

    I love the future of the Bears with Cutler and McCown. The media can try and create controversy but I like McCown where he is as one of the league’s top backup.

  23. iangas33 says: Nov 25, 2013 6:05 PM

    “McCown is one of the league’s best back ups”
    Thank god so all we have to do now is hope that all first string quarterbacks get hurt then we stand a chance

  24. larryboodry says: Nov 25, 2013 6:21 PM

    iangas33 says: Nov 25, 2013 6:05 PM

    “McCown is one of the league’s best back ups”
    Thank god so all we have to do now is hope that all first string quarterbacks get hurt then we stand a chance.
    _______________________________

    Didn’t help us yesterday.

  25. fwippel says: Nov 25, 2013 7:01 PM

    As a Viking fan, I remember Josh McCown with scorn and angst. McCown is the guy who, back in 2003, threw a desperation pass into the end zone that knocked the Vikings out of the division title and out of the playoffs on the final play of the regular season. I can still remember Paul Allen’s radio call of that play like it was yesterday.

    Let’s hope Kevin Williams (the only Viking left from that game) delivers some payback on Sunday.

  26. snaponrules says: Nov 25, 2013 7:11 PM

    Rest up Jay, this year is over. The defense and its inability to even slow down (let alone and occasional stop) opposing offences has tanked the team for the year.
    Get healthy and come back for the last couple games.

    On a side note. I was hoping the Bears would pull a USC and fire the ENTIRE defensive coaching staff as soon as they walked into the airport. I like what Tres has done with the offence but what the hell was he thinking when he hired Mel Tucker? Even the Jaguar’s fired him for F’s sake.

    The have been HORRIBLE all year so its not just the injuries.

  27. vikescry1 says: Nov 25, 2013 9:15 PM

    Packers are on their 4th qb and sucking what is the bears excuse? Either way I dont see a leaky defence from the nfc north doing anything in the playoffs. Lets let the lions have the embarrassment of being 1 and done this year.

  28. 2difshoe says: Nov 25, 2013 9:17 PM

    douglasgreenbriar says:
    Nov 25, 2013 3:18 PM

    The bears run defense made zac stacy look like adrian peterson, Im afraid of what adrian peterson will do to them this week.

    ====================================

    He should be good for about 950 yards…then he will still be on pace for the 2200 he said he get this year.

  29. obsessedvikingfan says: Nov 26, 2013 10:33 AM

    Good luck to the Bears fans. You are 1000% better fans then those fans who’s team hasn’t beat a team with a winning record for 3 weeks in a row and they still think they are going to the superbowl.

    2 years in a row the Packers couldn’t sweep a regular season series against a Vikings team all of their fans say they are 100 times better than.

  30. Frazier28/7 says: Nov 26, 2013 12:06 PM

    Then the Vikings might be able to split the series with the Bears for the 4th season in a row!!! Or something, pretty sure the Bears swept us 3 years ago but I wanted to show how stupid that filthy freak looks.

    Anyway, that is the same Josh McCown from the infamous ‘Noooo!!!’ in ’03 at Arizona. If we could pound him into metrodome turf for the last Viking-Bear game at the Dome that’d be awesome. Nate Poole did not come score a TD, but whatever.

    Mike Ditka said it best in the 80’s that the only good the dome could be used for is a cow and bull auction, or something.

    2 favorite memories though are Cris Carter catching a 50+ yrd Td in OT in ’95 or ’96 and Bernard Berrian going 99 yards in ’08 after a goal line stand, Adrian had some hall of fame runs in that game too.

  31. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 26, 2013 1:57 PM

    This stinks. I have to root for the Vikings this weekend.

    I feel so dirty, and my IQ has dropped 50 points.

  32. larryboodry says: Nov 26, 2013 6:06 PM

    filthy says:

    “I feel so dirty, and my IQ has dropped 50 points.”

    So now it’s a negative number?

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