Bears QB Jay Cutler somehow manages to play well despite constant booing in Denver

SHARE Bears QB Jay Cutler somehow manages to play well despite constant booing in Denver
SHARE Bears QB Jay Cutler somehow manages to play well despite constant booing in Denver

Well, that went well.

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s much-anticipated return to Denver featured a lot of boos, animosity and a steady performance by the 26-year-old signal-caller.

Cutler was efficient, connecting on 15 of his 21 throws for 144 yards and a touchdown before exiting the game with a 17-3 lead at halftime.

He made a terrific throw on a 3rd-and-inches situation in the first quarter, connecting with tight end Desmond Clark on a 25-yard play to set up a Robbie Gould field goal.

In the second quarter, Cutler completed a 16-yard pass to wide receiver Earl Bennett on 3rd-and-8 from inside his own red zone and hit tight end Greg Olsen on a slant for 20 yards. On the same drive, he hooked up with Olsen for another 14-yard gain with Cutler scrambling to his right.

The possession — which began on the Bears’ 2-yard line and spanned 12 plays — ended with Cutler finding Matt Forte for a 7-yard touchdown pass.

Broncos fans continued to make their displeasure with the Santa Claus, Ind. native known by booing Cutler on virtually every play — even handoffs to running back Matt Forte.

Former Bears quarterback Kyle Orton completed 12 passes on 16 attempts for 96 yards before leaving the game with a bloody finger on his throwing hand.

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