Even if he struggles, he’ll be a high-upside alternative who can’t be much worse than the ineffective Glennon. The Bears aren’t expecting him to be a cure-all, either:
Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains: Mitch Trubisky is a very good young player, but he is not a magic wand.
Through four regular season games, Cutler is 2-2 with wins over a hobbled Titans team and a 1-4 Chargers squad. He’s thrown three touchdowns and three interceptions. His passer rating is 68.4. That’s roughly the equal of Brian Hoyer, the journeyman passer who outplayed Cutler when both were with the Bears in 2016.
There’s a guy in one of my fantasy leagues who peppers me with bad trade offers right up to the deadline. I no longer even open his emails, because I know the proposals are going to be ridiculously one-sided, with me giving up my superstar running back (presumably just after a 30-yard week) in exchange for whatever role player happened to have a once-in-a-career 100-yard, two-TD game that whipped up a ton of buzz.
For the Bengals to win on the road, Lazor will need to find a way to get the running game rolling. Cincinnati averages only 3.2 yards a rush and has only scored one rushing touchdown this season. Rookie Joe Mixon is the only Bengals player with over 100 yards rushing and he stands at 187 yards through five games. That’s a paltry 37.4 yards a contest.
The one weakness in a solid Steelers defense is their ability to stop the run. They are 23rd in the NFL, allowing 118.5 yards to their opponents. Defensive coordinator Keith Butler did put together a successful game plan in Week 6 that limited Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt, the NFL’s leading rusher, to just 21 yards on nine carries.