Why They Won: Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

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Nov 9, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback

Jay Cutler

(6) gets pressure from Green Bay Packers defensive tackle

Mike Pennel

(64) and linebacker

Julius Peppers

(56) in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Jay Cutler Miscues

And now the QB that all Packers fans cannot wait to see on the other side of the field: Jay Cutler!

As usual, Cutler had another devastatingly bad day out there.

Obviously it wasn’t all him, but seeing as he is the leader of the offense and the highest-paid guy on the team, he has and will get all of the criticism when things go bad.


Not really, but this is a part of being a highly paid player at the most important position in the favorite sport of a country that is star-crazy and boiling over with turmoil from many directions.

These stats won’t help: 22/37, 272 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs (plus a lost fumble), 6.0 QBR.

That is god-awful stuff no matter how you look at it. Somehow, it always happens against the Packers though. Against other teams he can be among the top-half of the league in terms of QB play. Against Green Bay … he dives off a cliff.

He is 1-10 against Green Bay. Seriously. He has a 14-21 TD-INT splits in those games.

The biggest detraction against him – his propensity for unwieldy mistakes – seems to show up more often against the Packers than all other teams combined, and it just destroys his team’s chances at winning.

With his three turnovers (one returned for a TD) and his general lack of playmaking, he managed to be almost as big a factor in the Packers’ win as Aaron Rodgers was on the other end.

When it has gotten to the point that there are memes out there labeling him as the fourth best QB in Packers history it really says something about your issues.

He definitely lived up to that legacy Sunday night.