Jay Cutler happy to be past pressure of last week

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The Bears can win the NFC North title by winning their two remaining games and have a date with the Eagles on Sunday night in Philadelphia, a state of affairs that might cause some to feel pressured.

Quarterback Jay Cutler says he isn’t part of that group. Cutler admitted that he felt a lot of pressure heading into last week’s game against the Browns because of the fallout related to the decision to start him over Josh McCown that would accompany a loss in his return to the lineup, but says that he feels relaxed for this week’s game.

“I do,” Cutler said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “Last week was a tough week with everything surrounding it, the implications of the game, if we did lose the game, having to walk into the media room and deal with you guys if we did lose. All those things weigh on you. So being able to move on from that, I think this week is a tougher week gameplan-wise for us, but we should be up for the challenge Sunday.”

The Eagles have had a considerably better year than the Browns, but they have struggled against the pass and the Bears are well positioned to exploit that weakness this Sunday. If they can do that often enough to win, we’ll get a chance to find out how they handle the pressure of playing in a game that can send them to the playoffs in Week 17.

9 responses to “Jay Cutler happy to be past pressure of last week

  1. Bears have a big day thru the air, Eagles rush big time against weak run game defense. Booth teams are what their record says. One gets a lucky call from refs and wins. Usually the home team but history favors Da Bears.

  2. I’m happy for Jay. He came into a snow game on the road and played rough, as expected. But he didn’t fold, didn’t quit and the coach didn’t pull him. Result was a win and now the team can move forward.

  3. Not to worry.
    Cutler’s got his signature “interception throw” down like he never missed a game.

  4. The Vikings creamed the Eagles, but then again, we beat the Bears at the dome too. Never mind. . . . .

  5. The Eagles will win hands down and for cutler the team would be wishing Josh was playing like his teamates already expressed. Chicago fans put Cutler on a very high pedastel in reality since coming from Denver 4 years ago he’s been injured every year to me that’s not a franchise Q.B.

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