Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been fined $5,000 for his actions during the first half of Sunday’s game against the Eagles, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access.”
Cutler was flagged for holding the ball too long and for throwing a pick on third-and-goal from the 2-yard line.
He also was fined $1,000.
“I know that the flag was a bit harsh, but I also know it was an honest mistake that the refs made,” Cutler said after the game.
“It’s disappointing that he didn’t know better.
The game is supposed to be about winning.
You know what?
That’s not what happened.”
The Bears finished the first quarter of their 31-24 loss with just three points, including a botched snap that led to a missed field goal.
Cutler finished 21 of 29 for 258 yards and two touchdowns.
He was sacked five times.
The Bears had their longest scoring drive of the season when they went over the goal line with just over three minutes left.
The Eagles rushed for three touchdowns and converted three third-down plays to cut the lead to 31-27.
Philadelphia was without cornerback Brandon Boykin (hamstring) and cornerback Bryce Williams (knee).
The Eagles are 2-3 on the season.
Bears quarterback Kyle Fuller threw for 259 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winning touchdown with less than four minutes left in the game, when he threw a 26-yard pass to running back DeAngelo Williams.
“We were down to 20 guys,” Fuller said.
“Then we got Kyle Fuller.
Then we got Jay Cutler.
We got DeAngelo [Williams].
We got a bunch of guys that could have made plays.
That was our game plan.”