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Sunday, December 13, 2009
Blame Cutler for Collins' interception


By JEFF DICKERSON
Jay Cutler
Jay Cutler celelebrates a TD pass to Devin Aromashodu, but Cutler took the blame for the interception intended for Johnny Knox.

CHICAGO -- It was initially difficult to tell who was at fault for the throw that resulted in Nick Collins' fourth-quarter interception.

Was it Jay Cutler or Johnny Knox?

"Johnny Knox did well," Cutler said. "I just have to either throw it out of bounds or let it go sooner."

"They gave us a different look," Knox explained. "It looked like the corner was coming, but he didn't. He trailed behind me and just made a good play on the ball. I thought it was a two-man, so I tried to make a different adjustment, but we weren't able to hook up."

Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner broke the tie in the postgame locker room: it was a bad throw by the quarterback.

"They brought a corner blitz, and we had a protection called where we could pick it up," Turner said. "We anticipated that corner blitz, that time we didn't execute quite as well as we wanted to. And the ball was underthrown."

Collins, who made an easy pick on the play, ran the ball back to the Bears' 11-yard line. Green Bay then scored three plays later, which proved to be the final nail in the Bears' coffin.

Cutler now has 22 interceptions on the season with three games left to go. By the way, the Bears’ record for picks in one year was by Sid Luckman (31) in 1947.