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Why Jay Cutler's History Provides Hope for MNF



    Why Jay Cutler's History Provides Hope for MNF
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    The Chicago Bears play their biggest game in years Monday Night when they take on the Packers.

    It's also Jay Cutler's biggest game as a Bear. Packers. Monday. Night.

    Not sure what to expect from Cutty? Fear not: Jay Cutler has been mostly solid on Monday nights.

    The former Denver quarterback has played in six Monday night contests since coming into the league in 2006 and during that stretch he's tossed 9 TDs, 5 interceptions and owns a .500 record, which ain't half bad.

    • October, 29 2007: Denver loses to Green Bay 19-13 Cutler's line says 21 of 34 for 264 yards with 1 TD and 0 Ints.
    • November, 19 2007: Denver beats Tennessee 34. Cutler's line says 16 of 21 for 200 yards with 2 TDs and 0 Ints.
    • December 24, 2007: Denver loses to San Diego 23-3. Cutler's line says 14 of 32 for 155 yards with 0 TDs and 2 Ints.
    • September 8, 2008: Denver beats Oakland 41- 14. Cutler's line says 16 of 24 for 300 yards with 2 TDs and 0 Ints.
    • October 20, 2008: Denver loses to New England 41-7. Cutler's line says 17-26 for 168 yards with 1 TD and 2 Ints.
    • December 28, 2009: Chicago beats Minnesota 36 to 30. Cutler's line 20 of 35 for 273 yards with 4 TDs and 1 Ints.

    The last game produced one of Cutler's more memorable performances as a Chicago Bear. Deep into December, somehow Chicago's playoff hopes were still alive --but barely -- and the Vikings fighting for home field advantage going into what would fail to be a Super Bowl run. Cutler battled through a game against Brett Favre, and ended it with  a 39-yard bullet to Devin Aromashodu that gave the Bears the win.

    Unfortunately, Cutler doesn't have a track record for beating the Packers on Monday night. That's the one that counts around here.

    We'll see tonight if Cutler can reverse course and take down the Wisconsin rivals before a national television audience.