Not ready for prime time

Cutler, Bears again suffer from Sunday night stage fright

Originally Published: October 19, 2009
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

Reality is starting to set in for the Chicago Bears, a good-but-not-great team capable of thrilling fourth-quarter comebacks and breaking more hearts than Jay Cutler on Match.com.

Chicago could challenge for the NFC North, and if your imagination resembles Spike Jonze's "Where the Wild Things Are," the league crown. But it's looking more and more likely that this team will strain and stretch all season long. This is a team destined to make you say, "What if?" Sunday's game ...

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