CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 09: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears calls a play in the huddle against the Indianapolis Colts during their 2012 NFL season opener at Soldier Field on September 9, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Colts 41-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jay Cutler
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Stud of the Week
Jay Cutler, QB, CHI — The Bears travel to Lambeau tonight for a nationally televised game, which sounds like a big, intimidating deal. But before you freak out, take a look at what Alex Smith, yes Alex Smith, did to the Packers' secondary on Sunday. Smith threw for 211 yards and two touchdowns against Green Bay, which entered the season with questions already surrounding the Pack's secondary. Now, Cutler comes to town with a revamped passing attack that features stud WR Brandon Marshall and studly looking rookie Alshon Jeffery. This game is going to be a shootout, if Aaron Rodgers can come through on his end of the bargain.
Honorable mention: RB Reggie Bush, MIA (vs. OAK), RB Jacquizz Rodgers, ATL (vs. DEN), TE Coby Fleener, IND (vs. MIN).
Dud of the Week
Michael Vick, QB, PHI — Vick is always a threat to leave a game with an injury, but you usually start him because he's also a threat to go off on any given Sunday. This week, things just aren't looking too good as he is facing with the Baltimore Ravens' defense while DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin are both battling injuries and on the injury report. Look elsewhere if you have other options.
Honorable mention: QB Mark Sanchez, NYJ (at PIT), WR Torrey Smith, BAL (at PHI), RB Michael Turner, ATL (vs. DEN).
Last week's verdict: We said to start Robert Griffin III in his NFL debut, and he threw for 320 yards with two touchdowns and rushed for 42 yards. We said to sit Larry Fitzgerald, and the star WR with no quarterback had four catches for 63 yards.