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Defense, not Cutler, Bears' biggest issue

Julius Peppers (Tim Fuller/USA TODAY)

Jay Cutler may have played poorly today, turning the ball over four times, but it was Chicago's defense in the first half that allowed Detroit to rack up an insurmountable lead.

When Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush burst through the line of scrimmage on a first-down run in the second quarter today, he saw Chicago Bears safety Major Wright moving in for the tackle. Wright had the ball carrier dead to rights and lowered his shoulder for the hit. Yet Bush leapfrogged Wright, clearing the defender as if he were a track hurdle, before outracing the rest of Chicago's... Recommended Stories