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The Chicago Bears will miss a huge difference maker in Jay Cutler.
Cutler brings the Bears the vertical-passing game that the team has historically lacked. He was the first quarterback in team history to have back-to-back 3,000-yard passing seasons.
The Bears' offensive line is still not a solid one, but Cutler has been able to still be effective in evading sacks by leaving the pocket.
Cutler throws blazingly fast, sometimes only where wide receivers Devin Hester and Johnny Knox could catch it.
The Bears still do not have good receivers, but Cutler makes the most of what's around him.
Hester drops many balls, Knox still needs to work on separation and Earl Bennett is a good possession receiver, but will never be a No. 1.
During the Chargers game, though, Cutler made Knox (three catches for 97 yards), Bennett (three catches for 75 yards) and Williams (five catches for 62 yards) look good.