CHICAGO— Jay Cutler seems to be cursed when he faces Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The Packers beat the Bears 38-17 Sunday after an offensive explosion in the second half.
The Bears started out strong in the first quarter when Jay Cutler hit Brandon Marshall with a 6 yard pass in the end zone, giving the Bears a 7-0 lead. Packers pulled ahead 14-10 in the second quarter after Aaron Rodgers connected with Jordy Nelson for a touchdown.
Jay Cutler answered right back in the second quarter with an 8 yard pass to Alshon Jeffery for the touchdown to put the Bears back in front 17-14. The Bears scored 17 points and gained 235 yards on just the offense’s first three possessions. With one minute left in the half, Rodgers threw a beautiful 22 yard pass to Randall Cobb for the touchdown. Packers led 21-17 at the half.
The Bears crumbled in the second half. In the third quarter, Cutler’s pass was picked off by Clay Matthews, which set up the Packers in scoring position. Cutler later threw his second interception to a wide open Sam Shields and the Bears offense would stick at 17 points for the remainder of the game.
Rodgers was clearly the dominant force on the field completing 22 of 28 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns. His 151.2 passer rating was the second highest of his NFL career. Cutler is now 1-10 against the Packers in his NFL career.