For the Chicago Bears, it was simply a poor performance.
The Bears lost 14-9 to the Arizona Cardinals and it was a loss devoid of style points.
It was a rough night for Jay Cutler, who was sacked four more times after being taken down five times the previous week. He simply fell down on one of them and got intercepted twice, while completing just 10 of 20 passes for 129 yards.
Cutler acknowledged he might have been a bit gunshy after the line broke down against Oakland.
It was also a bad night for Chicago linebacker Lance Briggs, who sustained a sprained ankle early in the second quarter and sat out the rest of the game, another blow to a linebacking corps already missing Brian Urlacher because of a strained left calf.
Hunter Hillenmeyer started at middle linebacker in Urlacher’s place.