CHICAGO -- With the Chicago Bears down 13-7, Jay Cutler walked off the field at halftime on Sunday to a cascade of boos after taking six sacks, throwing an interception and losing a fumble while generating a passer rating of 18.1.
Perhaps the harsh treatment from the Soldier Field crowd motivated Cutler, who led his squad to a 23-22 comeback victory over the Carolina Panthers by completing 6 of 7 passes for 52 yards in the last 2:20 to put Robbie Gould in position to kick the game-winner.
Cutler admitted the crowd gave him and the offense what they deserved at the break.
“I’d boo us too,” he said. “I told those guys it was a boo-worthy performance, if you will. It’s pathetic offensively what we put out there. It wasn’t up to standard product-wise. So we’ve got to get better. We know that, the fans know that.”