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Cutler struggles, Bears falls to Packers 23-10

Associated Press Published: September 14, 2012
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jay Cutler wasn't happy, and he made sure everybody around him knew about it.

Cutler threw four interceptions and was sacked seven times in the Chicago Bears' 23-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Thursday night. As frustration mounted, Cutler vented with emphatic gestures throughout the game, saying afterward it was simply a sign of his desire to win.

"When we're not doing the little things or not doing things the right way consistently, I'm going to say something," Cutler said. "If they want a quarterback that doesn't care, they can get somebody else."

Cutler was particularly upset with his offensive line, a position group that did not see a significant addition during the Bears' offseason makeover of their offense.

"I'm not going to just walk to the sideline and act like everything's OK," said Cutler, who was 11 for 27 for 126 yards. "It's just not going to happen."

The loss was a significant step backward for the Bears, who were filled with confidence after steamrolling Indianapolis in their opener.

"Maybe we're not as good as we thought we were," linebacker Brian Urlacher said. "We've got a long ways to go, that's obvious. We didn't play like we did last week. Maybe Green Bay's just that good, I don't know. We just didn't play well and they played good enough to do what they did to us."

The Bears also lost running back Matt Forte to an ankle injury. Bears coach Lovie Smith said it wasn't clear how severe the injury was.

In all, Smith expected better out of his team.

"Of course it was a disappointing effort," Smith said. "I thought we would play better. We're better than we showed tonight."

New Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was held to two catches for 24 yards.

Earlier in the week, a confident Cutler wished the Packers' defensive backs "good luck" in trying to match up physically in man coverage with a new-look wide receiver corps led by Marshall. Stalked by Williams for much of the night, Marshall didn't see much of the ball. And he couldn't convert his one big opportunity, dropping a potential touchdown.

Asked if the Packers said anything to him about his "good luck" comment, Cutler noted that they didn't play man coverage.

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