Jay Cutler completed 17 of 23 passes for 245 yards, two touchdowns and three picks in Sunday's loss to Detroit.
Cutler had seven multi-interception games in 2014, but it took him until his 15th game of the year in 2015 to have such a performance. Even with a terrible ending to the year, Cutler set a new career high in QB rating this season under new offensive coordinator Adam Gase. With Gase expected to be a hot head-coaching candidate in the coming weeks, whether Cutler takes another step toward his skills' promise next season may depend on how the coaching carousel shakes out.
While the performance was unsurprisingly bland, considering the plethora of injuries on offense for Chicago, it certainly was enough to secure the road victory. Missing primary wideout Alshon Jeffrey (hamstring) for the sixth time overall this season, Cutler was limited to his second lowest yards-per-attempt figure on the season (5.78), but did manage a passing touchdown for the third straight game. The 32-year-old's 156 yards also marked his lowest total in any full game this season, and ironically, the least he has thrown for since the 130 yards he managed in his visit to Raymond James Stadium last season. Cutler was able to steer clear of any turnovers for the first time in the last four games, and will wrap up his 10th season versus the Lions at home in Week 17.
Cutler has been hurting his value without even throwing the ball. The
Sunday snapped a three-game stretch during which Cutler had thrown just one touchdown. The veteran quarterback enjoyed, rating wise, his second best game of the season against Washington and his third highest yardage total. It's not all good news, however. Cutler has been credited for being smarter with the football this season, but has either thrown a pick or fumbled in four straight games. With two of the
Jay Cutler completed 18 of 31 passes for 202 yards and an interception in Sunday's loss to the 49ers. He also gained 10 yards on four carries.
The veteran failed to capitalize on a favorable matchup against the typically porous San Francisco defense, failing to throw a touchdown for the second time in the last three weeks and accounting for his second-lowest yardage output in a full game this season. Cutler has shown signs of life this season after a down couple of years, but his production has taken a noticeable downturn of late. He will look to right the ship in next week's home matchup with the Redskins.
|P2||8/18/16||@ NE||8:00 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ CLE||8:00 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ DAL||8:30 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|7||10/20/16||@ GB||8:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/13/16||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
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