Jay Cutler QB CHI 6 Days
Cutler completed 31 of 43 passes for 330 yards, with three touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday against the Vikings, while also adding 21 rushing yards on five carries.
Cutler passed for more than 300 yards for the first time since Week 6, but he continues to turn the ball over at a fairly alarming rate. While his eight touchdowns in the last four games are a solid total, Cutler has also lost the ball nine times over that span (six interceptions, three fumbles). Up next is a decent Week 12 matchup against the Buccaneers, who are allowing the fourth-most passing yards per game this season, while giving up the more passing touchdowns than all but two teams this season.
Jay Cutler QB CHI 12 Days
Cutler completed 22-of-37 passes for 272 yards and a touchdown, but threw two interceptions and lost a fumble in the Bears' 55-14 loss to the Packers on Sunday night.
Cutler's final numbers don't accurately depict how truly listless his performance was, though in fairness, hardly any of his mates bothered to show up for a game in which they had two weeks to prepare. With the blowout loss, Cutler's career record against the Packers dropped to 1-11, with the quarterback throwing 15 touchdowns against 23 interceptions in those contests. Cutler was able to salvage something for fantasy owners by finding Brandon Marshall for a 45-yard touchdown in garbage time, but given his proclivity for turning the ball, he hardly represents a stable fantasy option on a weekly basis. Though it's reasonable to expect Cutler to fare better in the Week 11 matchup with the Vikings, those hoping for the Bears offense to reemerge as the powerhouse it was last season may have to recalibrate their expectations.
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Cutler completed 20-of-30 passes for 227 yards, with three touchdowns, one interception and one lost fumble Sunday against the Patriots.
Cutler's final line doesn't look that bad, but the Bears were absolutely dominated Sunday, with his 20-yard touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett with less than a minute left in the third quarter bringing the Bears to within 30 points of the Patriots, who eventually won 51-28. Cutler connected with five different receivers, with Brandon Marshall leading the way in targets (10), though he caught only three passes for 35 yards. Martellus Bennett, Alshon Jeffery and Matt Forte each caught a touchdown pass, but it was Cutler's costly mistakes that doomed the Bears once again. He is not in any jeopardy of losing his job, and he has plenty of weapons to have a breakout performance at any time, but Cutler is going to have to cut down on the turnovers if the Bears want to be competitive in the NFC.
Jay Cutler QB CHI 1 Month
Cutler completed 21 of 34 passes for 190 yards with one touchdown and one interception Sunday against the Dolphins.
After throwing for multiple touchdowns in five straight games to start the season, Cutler has thrown only a single score in back-to-back weeks. Sunday's limited output was somewhat understandable given that the Dolphins are fourth in fewest-passing yards allowed per game this season, though things won't get any easier in Week 8, as the Bears will face off against a Patriots defense ranked second in the category.
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Cutler completed 26-of-38 pass attempts for 381 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's win at Atlanta.
Despite not throwing multiple touchdowns, Cutler had a great game, using his three best weapons in Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey, as the trio totaled 21 receptions for 326 yards. Cutler probably should have had a couple of scores, but he slightly underthrew Jeffrey on a 74-yard play in which the huge wideout stumbled a bit before getting tackled inside the 10-yard line. Also, Jeffrey appeared to catch a touchdown in the fourth quarter, but it was called back due to illegal touching. The veteran QB should be able to move the ball next week, facing Miami at home.
Jay Cutler QB CHI 2 Months5 Comments
Cutler completed 28-of-36 passes for 289 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday against the Panthers. He also rushed three times for 22 yards and a touchdown, but lost a fumble.
Cutler connected with six receivers Sunday, including 12 passes to running back Matt Forte for 105 yards and a score. Cutler has now thrown for two touchdowns in every game this season other than Week 2 against the 49ers when he had four. While his four touchdowns in the last two games are solid, he has also turned the ball over five times, plus two other fumbles that the Bears recovered. Up next is a Falcons defense that allows the third-most passing yards per game this season.
Jay Cutler QB CHI 2 Months
Cutler completed 22-of-34 passes for 256 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions Sunday against the Packers. He also added 29 rushing yards on three carries.
Cutler fumbled twice in the game, but recovered both, one of which he turned into a 15-yard run. He connected with six different receivers, throwing touchdowns to wideouts Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, while also completing nine of 11 passes to tight end Martellus Bennett for 134 yards. Cutler has thrown for at least two touchdowns in every game this season and he'll square off against the Panthers in Week 5 after they allowed 327 yards and three touchdowns to Joe Flacco in Week 4.
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Cutler completed 25-of-38 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns in Monday's 27-19 win over the Jets. He lost a fumble and rushed for 17 yards on two carries.
Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) looked much improved from a week ago, while Brandon Marshall (ankle) briefly left the game and finished with just one reception. It was tight end Martellus Bennett who caught both of the touchdowns, including one in the first quarter on an excellent throw from Cutler. The Bears once again failed to get their running game going, and the offensive line also struggled in pass protection. Though he missed a few throws and averaged a modest 5.9 yards per pass attempt, Cutler mostly played a solid game. He'll face a shaky Packers defense next week, and his receivers should only continue to get healthier.
Jay Cutler QB CHI 2 Months
Cutler completed 23-of-34 passes for 176 yards and four touchdowns, adding five carries for 25 yards in Sunday's 28-20 win over the 49ers.
After struggling through most of the first half, Cutler mounted a touchdown drive right before the break, and then scored on each of his three second-half drives. The rally was aided by Colin Kaepernick turnovers, as Chicago's final two touchdown drives went for a combined 45 yards. While still somewhat up-and-down from a real-life perspective, Cutler is off to a strong fantasy start, after throwing for 349 yards and two touchdowns last week. Even with only 176 passing yards to show for his night, Cutler did well to pile up four touchdowns when his star wide receivers were both banged up. He should find success next Monday night in the Meadowlands, against a weak Jets secondary that was shredded by Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson on Sunday. One thing to keep an eye on: Cutler took a vicious hit to the chest in the second quarter of Sunday's game, and while he was fantastic after the blow, it was clear at the time that he was in quite a bit of pain.
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Cutler completed 34-of-49 passes for 349 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Bills, though he was also picked off twice.
Cutler connected on passes to eight different players, with wide receiver Brandon Marshall, tight end Martellus Bennett and running back Matt Forte each catching eight, with the former two scoring touchdowns. And while the two interceptions were costly, he was still able to lead the Bears on a 12-play, 61-yard drive that led to a game-tying field goal with 30 second remaining to send the game into overtime. Cutler's 49 passing attempts were more than he had in any game last season, so while fantasy owners should continue to anticipate more passes than rushing attempts from the Bears, that level will likely not be maintained.