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Why Jay Cutler Will Look Like Sid Luckman in a Throwback Uniform



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    Quick bit of trivia: When were the Bears at their most dominant?

    1985? Sure, they won the Super Bowl and beat up everyone in their sights, but with all that talent the Monsters of the Midway should have won more than one Super Bowl. They let the San Francisco 49ers own the '80s.

    1963? Good for you for reaching back to the Don-Draper-era Bears, but sorry. Still wrong. 

    The 1940-era Bears, under the tutelage of a young Papa Bear Halas and the leadership of Hall-of-Fame quarterback Sid Luckman,  won the NFL championship in 1940, '41, '43 and '46. With their T-formation offense, the Bears dominated the league, even beating the Redskins 73-0 in a championship game.

    Trying to recapture that magic, the Bears will wear 1940s-era uniforms in two NFC North games: September 27 against the Packers and November 14 against the Vikings.

    If you're hoping for Jay Cutler to resemble Luckman on those dates, you could be in luck.  In 1947, Luckman led the league with 31 interceptions, five more than the league-leading 26 picks that Cutler threw last season.