Shutdown Corner

  • Bears fans might not like Jay Cutler, but he gutted it out in tough victory

    Eric Edholm at Shutdown Corner1 hr ago

    Jay Cutler fought through a hamstring injury to play in Week 4, and there were plenty of Chicago Bears fans who didn't want him out there.

    Some preached the chorus of, "Why even play him if he's not healthy?" Other, more dark, depressing Bears fans ripped off one-liners about Jimmy Clausen giving Chicago a better chance to win. And yes, there are scores of fans in Chicago hoping the Bears tank the season — #takeoffforgoff? — with the hopes of landing the first pick in April's draft.

    Shut it down, all of it. Cutler played relatively well, and the Bears beat the ascending Oakland Raiders 22-20 on a last-second Robbie Gould field goal.

    Cutler completed 28 of 41 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns — despite Alshon Jeffery missing the game with his own hamstring injury. Although Cutler threw a fourth-quarter interception with just under seven minutes left, with Charles Woodson undercutting the underthrown pass, the Raiders played conservatively and settled for a field goal to give them a 20-19 lead with 2:05 left.

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  • Philadelphia Eagles can't stop Kirk Cousins and Washington, fall to 1-3

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner1 hr ago

    Too bad there won't be anything to talk about on the Philadelphia airwaves this week.

    The Philadelphia Eagles, who were in the bright offseason glare after a ton of controversial moves by coach Chip Kelly, aren't a good football team. Against the Washington Redskins, who might not be too great themselves, quarterback Kirk Cousins  — who isn't very good either  — drove downfield and broke the Eagles' hearts with less than a minute to go on a pretty 4-yard touchdown catch by Pierre Garcon. 

    And when the Eagles got the ball back for one last chance, Sam Bradford threw a checkdown, got sacked, got sacked again, and then the Eagles ran a ridiculous multiple-lateral play and the Redskins picked off a lateral to end the game. Washington won 23-20. The Eagles are in sole possession of last place in the NFC East.

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  • Watch Mario Williams try to throw an opponent into the earth's core

    Jay Busbee at Shutdown Corner1 hr ago

    Mother of mercy. Mario Williams absolutely devoured Rashad Jennings in Sunday's Bills-Giants game. Jennings, who goes 231 pounds, got spiked just like a football by Williams. It was mostly a moral victory for Williams, as the Giants were dominating the game at the time, but Jennings will be a sore man this week.

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