Cutler expected to play; you don’t have to start him

The Bears’ offensive line paid homage to Chicago’s 1986 record-setting defense on Sunday night by making the once-pathetic Giants defense look like the fabled Monsters of the Midway unit.

Bears QB Jay Cutler was pulled — almost mercifully — at the half because of a concussion after being sacked nine times. Fantasy enthusiasts who were counting on production from Cutler where able to switch over to Dexter, missing how the Bears were equally inept underĀ Caleb Hanie and Todd Collins. Though, this season of Dexter has been nearly as horrific as the Bears’ offensive line.

The good news — maybe — is that the Bears expect Cutler to start next week at Carolina, according to NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora. That is, if Cutler even wants to get back out on the field (although, he probably does).

This does not mean that you should be compelled to rush Cutler back into your lineup. He does have a favorable matchup this week, but I would have a hard time starting him over St. Louis QB Sam Bradford at this point. Be sure to check back tomorrow when our rankings are released.

Adam Rank

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