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Under Pressure: Jay Cutler

With so many pieces potentially missing on offense, Jay Cutler will have a lot of work to do against the 49ers.

Jonathan Daniel

Throughout Jay Cutler's tenure in Chicago, it seems like he just can't catch a break.  From inept offensive coordinators, horrible offensive lines, or lack of talent at skill positions, he's had to deal with a lot, all the while being under the microscope of some pretty intense fans.

Finally, he seems to have all the pieces in place under second-year head coach Marc Trestman, and in game #2 of the season, the offense is hurting (literally).

Two offensive linemen, guard Matt Slauson and center Roberto Garza, are dealing with high ankle sprains, and have been ruled out for this Sunday versus the powerful San Francisco 49ers.  And it will be a game-time decision for starting wideouts Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, who are battling injuries of their own.

Sunday night, national spotlight... and Jay Cutler and Co will be hobbling into a critical game against one of the best teams in the NFL.  The Bears started the season 0-1, and falling another game down in the division this early could spell trouble.

Can Cutler overcome these obstacles and put on a show-worthy performance?

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