By Adam Hoge-

SOLDIER FIELD (CBS) Jay Cutler has a simple message for Bears fans: Zip it.

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As has been a problem for the last few seasons, the Bears offense had trouble communicating when it entered the red zone for the first time Sunday because the fans were making too much noise. That’s not supposed to be a problem for the home team.

“Please, please, please let’s tone it down a little bit when we’re down in the 20,” Cutler said after the game as he delivered a message to the fans. “You’re more than welcome to yell and scream and do whatever you want to do after we score, but please, let’s go ahead and quiet the stadium down and save it for after we score. Thank you. That’s my PSA.”

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After Matt Forte gained 15 yards to put the ball at the Colts’ 1-yard line in the first quarter, fans naturally cheered. But then they didn’t stop cheering. As the offense went to huddle, nearly all 11 Bears players on the field were waving their arms in a “quiet-down” motion. It didn’t work and the Bears ended up calling timeout.

Cutler was obviously very frustrated as he went to the sideline. Fortunately, three plays later, running back Michael Bush ran it in for a 1-yard touchdown to tie the game at seven.

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