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Tough enough

Jay Cutler's stats didn't impress in the Bears' win, but his resolve while injured did

Updated: October 23, 2012, 4:05 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The frightening, ever-present reality of the National Football League was illuminated Monday night when Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh slammed Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler to the ground.

It was a legal assault as NFL rules and behavior go. But at first glance, it felt criminal. We're in an enlightened age now, the era of empathy. Suh celebrated the hit, and it felt like a heel playing to a wrestling crowd. A good football play, as most people called it, ...

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