Jay Cutler is back as the starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears vs. Seahawks game on Sunday. According to ESPN, Cutler is going to make his return after suffering from a concussion that caused him to miss last week’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Todd Collins ended up leading the Bears to yet another win on Sunday, even though it was against a really weak Carolina team that is considered one of the two worst in the NFL right now. Collins did everything he could to try to lose that game, tossing four interceptions and only getting 32 total passing yards.
The Chicago Bears were really lucky that they only had to play Carolina on Sunday, because if it had been any other team with a bit of talent on the field, that game would have turned out differently. Instead, Chicago won 23-6 in one of the ugliest offensive performances we have seen this year.
Now that game can become a thing of the past if the Bears can regain momentum with Cutler as their starting quarterback. With that win, it kept the Bears tied for the best record in the NFL right now, a 4-1 mark that has them in first place in the tough NFC North division. The NFC North might not allow them to stay up there for too long, though.
Cutler threw for 912 yards and six touchdowns before he got hurt, and he will be assisted by lead running back Matt Forte, who was the lone star of the Bears offense against Carolina. The Bears should not take the Seahawks lightly, though, because they have had a number of brilliant moments on defense this year, already posting two wins that they weren’t supposed to have. Now they come off a bye week with a brand new running back (Marshawn Lynch) and look ready to make a run in the NFC West.
The Seahawks just pulled off a trade to send wide receiver Deion Branch to the New England Patriots, but what that did was clear out room to have Golden Tate receive more touches on offense. The rookie out of Notre Dame is someone that the Bears have to keep under control, because he and kick returner Leon Washington will be looking to come up huge on Sunday. The Bears vs. Seahawks game is on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET), and will mark an important turning point for both franchises in the 2010 NFL season.