Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of email questions from fans on ChicagoBears.com.
Have the Bears ever had two touchdown passes of more than 80 yards in one game like they did Sunday against the Rams?
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Sunday marked the first time in Bears history that they scored touchdowns on two passes of at least 80 yards in one game. Jay Cutler accomplished the feat with an 87-yarder to tight end Zach Miller and an 83-yarder to running back Jeremy Langford. The last time it happened in an NFL game was on Nov. 19, 2006 when Bills quarterback J.P. Losman connected with receiver Lee Evans on a pair of 83-yard TD passes both in the first quarter of a 24-21 win over the Texans in Houston.
When was the last time the Bears won two in a row while the Packers lost two and they did not play each other? I'll ask again next week when it's three.
It's happened the last two weeks for the first time since Weeks 14 and 15 in 2008 when the Bears beat the Jaguars and Saints and the Packers lost to the Texans and Jaguars. Another Bears win and Packers loss this coming weekend would put the Bears one game behind the Packers heading into their Thanksgiving night contest in Green Bay. Hope to hear from you again next week, John.
I know Jay Cutler came pretty close, but has a Bears quarterback ever recorded a perfect passer rating in a game?
The only perfect 158.3 passer rating by a Bears quarterback since 1960 occurred on Dec. 7, 1980 when Vince Evans accomplished the feat in a 61-7 rout of the Packers at Soldier Field. Evans completed 18 of 22 passes for 316 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in what remains the Bears' most lopsided win over Green Bay. Jay Cutler's 151.0 against the Rams Sunday was the second highest by a Bears quarterback since 1960.