Jay Cutler threw five interceptions in the NFL’s first Thursday night game of the year, leading his Chicago Bears to a rousing defeat in San Francisco while hammering yet another nail in Bears coach Lovie Smith’s coffin. Two of Cutler’s interceptions came in the San Francisco red zone in a 10-6 snoozefest that was so bad, it should have been broadcast on Versus.
“I wouldn’t say he was trying to force the issue,” 49ers safety Mark Roman(notes) said of Cutler. “He was trying to make plays at a time when they needed a play to be made. We knew the ball was going to be in the air and we knew if we would be sound in our coverages we’d have opportunities.” –Y! Sports.
Niners running back Frank Gore had the game’s only TD–a 14-yard rush that helped give San Fran their first win in five games. Meanwhile, The Matt Forte Suckfest took an odd turn as the second-year running back ran for an uninspiring 41 yards on 20 carries, but then he had 120 yards receiving on the night. And then he probably went home and drank some juice or something, because those games can get pretty tiring.