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Cutler trying to shake past flubs in road games at night

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Dan Parr

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By Dan Parr

Each Wednesday throughout the season we'll identify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week, it's QB Jay Cutler.

It's not that Cutler hasn't done a better job since the Week Eight bye. There are signs that he and the entire offense are clicking as well as ever.

Night games on the road just haven't been Cutler's strong suit since he was dealt to the Bears before last season, though, and Thursday's kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET at Sun Life Stadium. The Bears are 0-4 in road games played at night with Cutler at the helm, and he as a touchdown-interception ratio of 3-12 in those contests.

When the Bears, who were 4-4 and badly in need of a win at the time, traveled to San Francisco for a Thursday-nighter last season, Cutler bombed, throwing five interceptions in a 10-6 loss. He threw four picks against the Packers in his debut as a Bear, which was a Sunday-night game.

Chicago could still lose to Miami, even if Cutler puts forth a strong performance, but it's hard to see how they get out of South Florida with a win if he regresses to the horrendous form he has flashed at times under the bright lights away from Soldier Field.

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