Bears Win After Cutler’s Clutch Performance

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Chicago Bears have pulled yet another fourth quarter clutch win in Kansas City as they defeat the Chiefs 18-17. Last week’s heroics against Oakland were provided by Robbie Gould as he made a field goal in the last two seconds of the game. This week’s kudos goes to Jay Cutler as he completed two touchdown passes late in the fourth quarter to give the Bears the lead.

Cutler completed 26 of 45 passes for a total of 263 yards with no interceptions, while Matt Forte rushed 71 yards and scored a touchdown in the last 18 seconds of the fourth quarter. Robbie Gould continued to make Bears franchise history as he became the Bears’ all time leading scorer with 1,118 career points. Earlier in the season Gould became the Bears’ all time leader in field goals made. Rookie center Hroniss Grasu made his NFL debut on Sunday as he started the game in place of Will Montgomery who is out with an injury.

“It seldom goes as smooth as you want,” said Coach John Fox, via the team’s website. “I don’t care who you are or what you do. But as long as you just keep battling and staying aggressive, not quitting—all the things that you kind of preach not even in just football but in life, he came through,” said Fox, referring to Cutler’s performance. “He’s done it two weeks in a row. I’m proud of him and proud of our whole football team.”

Sunday’s game against the Chiefs proved that the Bears are looking for a turnaround in the season and are not going down without a fight. Even with the slow game offensively in the first three quarters, Cutler surprised Bears fans by proving that he still has what it takes to be a leader of this team. With the record of 2-3 so far in the season, the Bears no longer look like the weakest team in the NFC North Division as they aim to continue their streak as they face the Lions in Detroit this Sunday.

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