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While Jay Cutler had not completely eradicated his turnover problem during the first three weeks of the season, he had shown an improvement in his decision making.
Sunday afternoon in Detroit, Cutler appeared to revert back to a guy that trusted his arm more than he trusted his head. He was intercepted three times by the Detroit defense with all three looking more like forced throws or bad throws than just good plays by the defenders.
After throwing just three interceptions and losing one fumble, he matched those totals on Sunday in Detroit. He had shown an improvement with his footwork in the first three games but reverted back to his old ways on Sunday with sloppy footwork as he tended to throw off of his back foot much like he had in the past.
Cutler told the Chicago Tribune's Rich Campbell, "I felt good about my decision making. I just missed some throws."
He also took much of the blame following the game, telling Campbell, "If I played better, this is a different ballgame."
If the Bears want to not only fight for the division crown but for a championship, Cutler is going to need to show more of the player we saw in Weeks 1 through 3 than the guy we saw on Sunday afternoon in Detroit.