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Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears looking to continue success vs. Lions

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is hoping to have a big night against the Detroit Lions defense in Week 7.

Jonathan Daniel

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler isn't impressing anyone with his 78.7 QB Rating, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions through the first five games of the season, but the tide could turn against the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football.

Cutler is 5-2 against the Lions in his career, and his stats have been spectacular. In those seven games, he has completed 66.7% of his passes while throwing for 1,415 yards, 10 touchdowns and just one interception -- good for a 105.0 QB Rating. An even more encouraging sign is that the Lions have allowed opposing quarterbacks to post a cumulative 94.8 QB Rating so far in 2012, so if Cutler and Brandon Marshall can get off to a hot start the Bears offense could be in for a big day.

Even so, Jay is aware the pass rush from Detroit is powerful, and he told the Chicago Tribune there is still plenty of reason for concern:

"They get after the quarterback. What they have is not only guys on the outside (Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosch) but those two inside (Suh and Nick Fairley) can get a push. Whenever you feel pressure on the outside and you step up, they're getting a push in there. There is not a lot of room to operate so it is a big challenge."

The Bears host the Lions at Soldier Field on Monday Night Football in Week 7 (7:30 p.m. CT, ESPN).