Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler spoke about the impact of turnovers earlier this week, and on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, Cutler felt the impact personally in the team’s 38-17 loss to the Packers.
After a first half that saw the Bears trail the Packers 21-17, Cutler and the Bears offense stalled in the third quarter. In the third quarter, Cutler threw two interceptions. The two interceptions thrown by Cutler derailed the Bears’ offense and led to easy points for the Packers. Cutler finished the game completing 22 of 34 passes for a total of 256 passing yards with 2 touchdowns and the aforementioned 2 interceptions.
The Bears offense had statistical success on Sunday against the Packers. Bears had 496 total yards on Sunday while the Packers had 358. Bears’ tight end Martellus Bennett led the team in receiving with 134 receiving yards on 9 receptions. The Bears also had success on the ground. As a team, the Bears rushed for 235 yards on Sunday in their loss to the Packers.
Unfortunately, for the Bears, the defense had no answer for Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers completed 22 of 28 passes on Sunday for a total of 302 yards and 4 touchdowns.
As was the case against the Buffalo Bills, the Bears shot themselves in the foot. It is difficult for a team to win when they have multiple turnovers. That is what happened to the Bears on Sunday and that would be why they lost to the Packers.