Prior to the start of the season the NFC North's hottest topic was undoubtably "Quarterbacks," with three of the four teams in the division handing the ball to new starters. Nine games into the 2009 season it seems that quarterback play has impacted the division more than any other factor. Not necessarily in the manner in which it was at one time thought.
Detroit drafted Matthew Stafford number one overall; the Bears made what most argued at the time was the biggest acquisition in trading for the young Pro-bowler Jay Cutler; as we all know, the Vikings seduced future HOFer Brett Favre out of retirement as the final piece of the puzzle. The Packers fielded the only returning starter, Aaron Rodgers.
This post will highlight Jay Cutler .and the Chicago Bears week 11 Matchup:
The Chicago Bear's Jay Cutler was at one time anticipated to lead the Bears atop the North Division. The Bears are currenlty third behind the first place Vikings and second place Packers. Cutler is the league wide leader in one statistical catagory...Interceptions. Cutler's 17 interceptions, 1.88 per game is unmatched. Carolina's Jake Delhome, despite his effort (14 total, throwing just one week 11 interception), has been unable to catch or surpass the wildly struggling Cutler. Cutler's ability to throw them in bunches and his penache for redzone turnovers sets him apart from all of his peers. This week Cutler and the oft hibernating Bears go up against the leagues 3rd best interceptor in Asanti Samuel, on the leagues 3rd best intercepting team, Philedelphia Eagles. Look for Cutler to pad his stats and increase his league lead this week.