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Cutler: We were a little off tonight

Jay Cutler said Brandon Marshall makes life easy, but Cutler said the offense needs to improve. Brad Penner/US PRESSWIRE

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler left Friday's game against the New York Giants after completing 9-of-21 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown.

Cutler had a couple of passes dropped and made some others that he may have wanted back.

"We were just a little bit off tonight," Cutler said. "Our communication was lacking. We missed some stuff we should have hit, left a few plays out there.

"I thought the offensive line did a good job pass blocking. Got toi get the run game going a little bit, so there's work to be done, but we were right there in the game."

His highlight was a touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall.

"He makes life easy," Cutler said. "We missed too many things out there. I was talking to him when we came out. We just have to clean it up.

"We're in a good place. I think we're headed in the right direction. Just clean up a few things. "