Jay Cutler passing all concussion protocols, will start Sunday for the Bears against the Vikings.— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) November 24, 2012
Cutler suffered a concussion after taking a huge hit from Houston Texans' linebacker Tim Dobbins in the second quarter of the Bears' 13-6 Week 10 loss. Cutler stayed in the game after the hit, but was replaced by Jason Campbell in the second half.
Cutler, who has a long history of concussions, missed the Bears' disastrous 32-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers last Monday night. While the Bears could have used Cutler's presence, it was probably for the better that he sat out. Campbell was battered and bruised all night long by a ferocious Niners pass rush. Defensive end Aldon Smith had 5.5 sacks alone for San Francisco.
Prior to the Texans game, Cutler had led the Bears to a 7-1 start. On the season, he has completed 59.2 percent of his passes for 1,814 yards with 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.