The Stat Line of the Night — 11/28/10 — Jay Cutler
The Bears have one of the best records in football, although they have been regarded by many as a team undeserving of their record for most of the season, and with good reason. They have some glaring weaknesses and have gotten some lucky breaks against the few good teams they have played. The Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler, is one of the big question marks on the squad. This week, against what some consider to be the best team in the NFC, Cutler answered many of the questions surrounding his team. He led the Bears to a 31-26 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in what might have been the best game of his career.
Jay Cutler may not have piled up the yards or completions, but he was very efficient in this game. He only threw the ball 21 times, but completed on 14 of those. He threw for a total of 247 yards which brings him to an average of 11.8 per pass attempt. He also threw for 4 touchdowns and had 0 interceptions. His passer rating was a near-perfect 146.2. Cutler also ran 7 times for 17 yards, with one big run of 12 yards.
The Bears are now 8-3 which puts them a game ahead of the Packers in the NFC North. They also hold the tiebreaker against the Pack after beating them at Soldier Field earlier in the season. If Jay Cutler can look like the Jay Cutler we saw this week, the Bears should be considered a legitimate contender in the NFC. Although there are still many doubters out there, Cutler earns the “Stat Line of the Night”.