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Bears coach Marc Trestman explained Monday that while the ankle injury Jay Cutler suffered late in the first half Sunday against the Lions was limiting his mobility, the quarterback remained in the game because he was still making pinpoint passes, throwing the ball with velocity and accuracy, and able to move in the pocket and complete his throwing motion. Trestman cited several excellent passes that Cutler made, including the apparent touchdown in the right corner of the end zone to
That was a very tough and disappointing loss to the Lions. The Bears are only one game out of first place and I for one will "never die easy." So what are the Bears' chances of making the playoffs?
It's amazing how much things change from week-to-week in the NFL. Heading into the Packers game, I heard everyone conceding the NFC North title to Green Bay and talking about how the Bears would be lucky to earn a wildcard berth. Then after they beat the Packers and knocked Aaron Rodgers out for several weeks, the division was back in play. Now after Sunday's loss to the Lions I'm hearing talk about Detroit winning the crown. The bottom line is that there are still seven games to go and anything can happen. I wouldn't be shocked if the Bears beat the Ravens and the Lions lost to the Steelers in Pittsburgh this Sunday, which would create a tie atop the division. I know the Lions have an easy schedule the rest of the way, but the only team the Bears play the rest of the season that has a winning record is the Packers, and they're down to their third quarterback. So keep the faith. The defense showed some positive signs against the Lions, and if the unit continues to improve, I feel the Bears will make the playoffs.
When was the last time the Bears had two receivers each top 100 yards in the same game?
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Against the Lions,