Jay Cutler picked apart the Rams when they brought a blitz

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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler looks to throw during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

One of the biggest questions heading into the Bears game Sunday against the Rams was how the Bears offensive line would handle the pass rush. Not only did they hold their own, the Bears performed best when the Rams brought extra players.

When the Rams brought a blitz Cutler was able to quickly find his check-down target and complete the pass almost every time. All three of his passing touchdowns came with the Rams sending extra players.

Two of those three touchdowns came on passes just beyond or behind the line-of-scrimmage and turned into touchdowns of over 80 yards. The third touchdown came with the Bears on the goal line, Cutler riffled an off-balance throw over the middle to Zach Miller just before getting hit by the blitzing Rams player.

The fact that the Rams would be bringing extra pressure was no surprise. Last season they blitzed more than any other team in the NFL. This year they have already forced three interceptions on plays where they bring a blitz.

For his part, Cutler has done well against the Blitz all season. He’s been able to complete more than 50 percent of his passes and thrown four six touchdowns.

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