The addition of
The Cutler era in Chicago (4-7) got off to a solid start with the team winning three of its first four games, but has since gone 1-6 to essentially eliminate it from playoff discussion.
Chicago managed season lows of eight first downs and 169 yards, and netted a mere two yards on 12 plays after halftime. Not exactly eye-popping numbers for a team that traded for a Pro Bowl quarterback in the offseason.
“With as good a football team that I think we have in here, to go out week after week and not live up to our own expectations, that’s the tough part,” said Cutler, who threw two more interceptions against the
As bad as Cutler has been, his play isn’t the only problem for the
The once-vaunted defense gave up 537 yards last week – the most allowed by the franchise since Dec. 26, 1982, against the Los Angeles
“I think pride is going to become an issue here,” defensive end
Chicago could be without Pro Bowl linebacker
Jackson rushed for 89 yards in last Sunday’s 27-17 loss to Seattle, snapping a string of five straight 100-yard games. He was bothered by back spasms earlier in the week and ran behind a makeshift offensive line with two starters inactive and center
Brown said X-rays showed a sprain and he hoped to be back for this game.
Jackson, who sat out last season’s 27-3 loss to Chicago with a thigh injury, has been the lone bright in an otherwise terrible season for St. Louis (1-10), losers of 20 of its last 21.
“All that matters is the next snap, and we’ve got to have that mentality,” defensive end
Forte had 27 yards on eight carries against the