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What is record with, without Cutler?


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

What has been the Bears' won/loss record when Jay Cutler has played versus when he has been replaced by a backup quarterback?

Brandon M.
Manteno, Illinois

Since Jay Cutler was acquired in a 2009 trade with the Broncos, the Bears are 50-49 when he starts (.505) and 6-13 with a backup quarterback leading the team (.316). The most successful replacement has been Josh McCown (4-3). The others include Todd Collins (1-0), Caleb Hanie (0-4), Jason Campbell (0-1), Jimmy Clausen (0-2) and Brian Hoyer (1-3).

When was the last time the Bears defense scored any points?

Gregg W.
Monterey, California

The last time the Bears defense scored was on Sept. 22, 2014 when safety Ryan Mundy returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown in a 27-19 road win over the New York Jets.

In the famous "they are who we thought they were" game, I recall the Bears won without scoring an offensive touchdown. Are there any other games where that has happened?

Jacquel G.
Orlando, Florida

The last time the Bears won a game without scoring an offensive touchdown was the game you referenced on Oct. 16, 2006, when they rallied to beat the Cardinals 24-23 behind two TDs from the defense and one on special teams. I can tell you that it has happened at least once before that because I was at Soldier Field on Dec. 5, 1993 when the Bears actually scored more points in a 30-17 win over the Packers without an offensive touchdown. The defense generated all three Chicago TDs against Brett Favre with interception returns of 80 yards by Jeremy Lincoln and 34 yards by Mark Carrier and a fumble return of 32 yards by Dante Jones.

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