Jay Cutler Leaves Game With Concussion After 9 First-Half Sacks
The Bears mustered 22 total yards on 27 offensive plays in the first half, mainly because one-third of those plays resulted in a Giants sack of Cutler. Somehow, Cutler was 8 of 11 for 42 yards passing, but he lost 55 yards on the nine sacks, so the Bears' 35 rushing yards got them back -- barely -- into positive territory for total yards. Chicago was 0-for-7 on third downs, lost one fumble and Cutler also threw one interception.
The severity of Cutler's injury was not clear, though some reports said shortly after the announcement of the concussion that Cutler would not return. Collins struggled to move the ball against an apparently inspired Giants' defensive front -- the Bears managed a field goal following a Giants' turnover, but that was it for the night.
Six different Giants players recorded at least part of a sack in the first half. Defensive end Osi Umenyiora led the way with three. Fellow DE Justin Tuck had two. Defensive tackle Barry Cofield was credited with 1.5 sacks, defensive tackle Chris Canty with one, cornerback Aaron Ross with one and linebacker Jonathan Goff with 0.5.
The NFL record for most sacks in a game by one team is 12. The San Diego Chargers had nine in their game Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.