Nov 222012

Last week: 2 (-2)

Record: 7-3

I think we can all agree Jay Cutler is pretty valuable. He doesn’t put up huge numbers, but his ability to succeed in spite of a horrific offensive line and avoid sacks is so valuable to this team.  Jason Campbell isn’t a terrible backup. He’s had decent success as a starter in this league, but this offensive line made him look horrific. The Monday Night Football guys said that start was an audition for him for a potential starting job in 2013. I think the only one who could possibly have come away impressed is Rex Ryan. There’s a reason Mike Tice said this after their loss to the 49ers, when asked about if Cutler would return this week, “God, I hope so…nothing against Jason.”

Cutler is now 12-1 in his last 13 starts (excluding the Houston game in which he left at halftime). He’s such an underrated player. Every year, one team goes from out of the playoffs to a first round bye. The Bears are by far the most likely to do so, but they took a hit with their past 2 losses without Cutler. They basically need to win out to do so, but Cutler should be back this week, so it should be possible. The biggest test will be a home game against Green Bay.




QB Jason Campbell: 14 of 22 for 107 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions, 60.0 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 13 of 29 drop backs (6 sacks, 1 scramble, 4 of 6, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions)

RB Matt Forte: Rushed for 63 yards (25 after contact) on 21 attempts, 1 broken tackle, allowed 1 quarterback hit on 5 pass block snaps, caught 3 passes for 4 yards on 4 attempts

LT J’Marcus Webb: Allowed 3 sacks and 5 quarterback hurries on 31 pass block snaps, run blocked for 7 yards on 2 attempts

LG Chilo Rachal: Allowed 1 sack and 1 quarterback hurry on 31 pass block snaps, 2 penalties, run blocked for 6 yards on 5 attempts

RT Gabe Carimi: Allowed 3 sacks, 1 quarterback hit, and 1 quarterback hurry on 31 pass block snaps, run blocked for 7 yards on 3 attempts

WR Earl Bennett: Caught 1 pass for 6 yards on 2 attempts on 25 pass snaps, 2.0 YAC per catch, 1 interception when thrown to

SS Major Wright: Allowed 4 catches for 54 yards and a touchdown on 4 attempts, 7 solo tackles, 1 assist, 1 stop, 2 missed tackles

DT Henry Melton: Did not record a pressure on 21 pass rush snaps, 1 solo tackle, 1 stop

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