Cutler was sacked 11 times in the first two weeks. However, the last two weeks the offensive line has allowed only four sacks.
The Lions defense is tied for 16th in the league with nine sacks. Cliff Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosch are the defensive ends. Vanden Bosch has three sacks, while Avril has one.
DT Ndamukong Suh, who will likely have to be double teamed has two sacks, while Corey Williams has been steady playing next to him. Rookie DT Nick Fairley will make his NFL debut and will be excited to.0 get to showcase his skills.
In five career games against the Lions, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has posted a 112.0 QB rating, nine touchdowns and only one interception.
He is 4-0 against the Lions since coming to the Bears in 2009. But he’s been sacked 14 times in his career against the Lions.
How to contain the Lions defensive front?
This time around the Lions defensive front is ferocious. With a star DT in Ndamukong Suh and a solid pass rushing DE in Kyle Vanden Bosch this front four is arguably one of the best in the entire NFL.
The Bears offensive line will need to play steady and protect Cutler if they want to have a chance at winning. Last week, they were able to open holes against the Panthers.
The Panthers defense is pretty undisciplined, but the Lions is much more disciplined. J’Marcus Webb, Chris Williams, Roberto Garza, Chris Spencer and Lance Louis will likely be the starters with Frank Omiyale being the swing tackle.
The Bears will have to open up lanes for RB Matt Forte because they showed last week that they are a run first team.
Cutler will be needed to make throws, but if the running game can play half as well as it did last week then the Bears could be looking that much closer to a win.
Pay attention to this match-up all Monday night. The Lions will be bringing pressure at Cutler all night long.
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