So, I hate when things like this need to happen to prove the value of a player, but we've all seen the impact of loosing Cutler.
Two weeks ago, the Bears had a middling to decent offense
ANYA: 6.2 (12th)
Offense Scoring: 13.2 (17th)
Special Teams Scoring: 11.0 (2nd)
Efficiency: 0.217 Points per Play (15th)
ANYA: 5.3 (21th)
Offense Scoring: 12 (21th)
Special Teams Scoring: 10.1 (2nd)
Efficiency: 0.197 Points per Play (22th)
So a complete downgrade in most stats. Take into account that this is the impact Hanie has had on the unit, with only 2 games against Cutler's 10. Let us look more closely to what that means, for example for ANYA
6.2 x (10/12) + CH x (2/12) = 5.3
That means Caleb Hanie has produced an effective 0.8 ANYA in these 2 weeks. That is bad...real bad.
It's translated into difficulty flipping field position, and long kicks for Robbie Gould.
In the interim, the defense has played balls out. They have lowered the points allowed from 20.70 to 20.17, and in both games allowing an average of 17.5 points per game. That means they have diminished the scoring by a full field goal less.
I still don't want Donut Mcnabb