Jay Cutler has played 69 games in the NFL. And before Sunday’s Divisional Round game against the Seattle Seahawks, he had played in 68 regular season games.
Over the course of the week leading up to the Bears-Seahawks game, Cutler’s lack of experience was a popular topic of discussion. Some said that his lack of playoff experience would hurt the Bears. Some felt that it wouldn’t effect the Bears at all.
Whatever your opinion of Cutler was before Sunday’s game, you have to walk away from his performance impressed. While Seattle doesn’t boast a very good defense, Cutler did everything that he needed and was effective throwing, and running the ball.
For the game, Cutler was 15/28 passing, for 274 yards and two touchdowns. Cutler also had a quarterback rating of 111.3 and ran for two scores.
Cutler’s biggest throw of the game might have also been his first. During the Bears’ first drive of the game, Greg Olsen caught a 58-yard touchdown pass form Cutler that set the tone for the rest of the game.