Monday, September 16, 2013
BE: Cutler becoming comeback machine
By Michael C. Wright
Here are some Bears Essentials coming out of Chicago's 31-30 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Soldier Field. The Bears have put together consecutive come-from-behind victories thanks to clutch play from quarterback Jay Cutler:
-- ESPNChicago.com's Jon Greenberg delves into Cutler's performance during Sunday's comeback. Coming into the game, the Bears were 1-7 when Cutler committed three or more turnovers, with the lone victory coming against Carolina last season on a late comeback.
Against the Vikings, Cutler shook off two interceptions and a fumble to bring back the Bears in the final 3:13.
Here's what Greenberg wrote:
"Not counting a spike to stop the clock, Mr. Fourth Quarter went 7-for-9 for 76 yards on the Bears' game-winning drive, highlighted by a 16-yard touchdown pass to tight end Martellus Bennett, who made a twisting catch and tucked himself in the pylon for the winning score with 10 seconds left."
-- Fans were pretty angry about some of the technical difficulties during Fox’s broadcast of Sunday’s game. Apparently 10 percent of the country was affected.
-- ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson runs down five things we learned from this game.
Rick Morrissey gives his take on Cutler’s growing legend. Brandon Marshall called Cutler “Mr. Fourth Quarter” after Sunday’s game, but the Bears are actually 7-23 with the quarterback when they trail or are tied going into the fourth quarter.
-- Dickerson hands out grades on the team’s performance here.
-- Cutler believes in the coaching staff and the system more now than he did in previous years, writes CSNChicago’s John “Moon” Mullin.