The Chicago Bears are leading 24-14 over the Indianapolis Colts going into halftime on Sunday afternoon. After a shaky start, quarterback Jay Cutler has rebounded nicely against the Colts' defense, carrying Chicago to the lead despite some early, costly mistakes.
The biggest mistake made by Cutler literally gave Indianapolis the early advantage as the Colts returned one of his passes for a touchdown just minutes into the game. Cutler completed just one of his first 10 passes, although he's rounded into form since then, completing 14-of-17 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown.
Brandon Marshall has done his part as the primary target for Cutler, catching seven passes for 85 yards and a touchdown so far. Matt Forte has also played well for Chicago, rushing eight times for 59 yards, including a key 32-yard scamper during the team's first scoring drive. Michael Bush has a pair of touchdowns.
In his pro debut, Andrew Luck has had mixed results against a stout Chicago defense. Overall, he's completed 10-of-17 passes for 137 yards and an interception.