Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has received serious media attention for the past week. Unfortunately, it’s been due to comments from coaches and teammates rather than his play on Soldier Field. The Bears QB will try to change that in front of a national TV audience on Monday Night Football tonight. Chicago hosts the New Orleans Saints in a must-win game for both 5-8 teams, particularly the Saints. You can watch the Saints vs Bears game live on TV or watch Monday Night Football online Saints vs Bears free live streaming as well.
Kickoff for Monday Night Football tonight between the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears is 8:30 EST / 5:30 PST. The Saints are a 3.5-point favorite over the Bears for tonight’s MNF game in Chicago’s Soldier Field.
Cutler’s had a difficult season following his big contract extension this summer. The Bears QB’s statistics for 2014 are actually higher than 2013: 3,446 yards so far vs 2,621 all year; 66.8% completion rate vs 63.1%; 265.1 yards per game vs 238.3; and 26 TDs vs 19. However, as we prepare to watch Monday Night Football online tonight, Cutler’s been a lightning rod for negative comments.
Last week his collapse during the Bears’ 28-41 loss to the Cowboys inspired offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer to question his game management abilities to the NFL Network. Then Chicago wide receiver Brandon Marshall got in on the action, saying he’d have “buyer’s remorse” if he had given Cutler the big contract extension. That’s not exactly positive pressure as we prepare to watch Bears game live online free MNF tonight. Cutler clearly needs a win to regain the confidence of his team and coaches.
His counterpart for the Saints, Drew Brees, has pressure for tonight’s Monday Night Football game as well. Fortunately for him, it’s a different kind. Though the Saints are just 5-8, the NFC South is in such disarray that they’re in second place and still have a shot at the NFL playoffs. That shot will require the Saints to win out, starting with tonight’s MNF game live.
Brees and running back Mark Ingram certainly didn’t give reason to look toward the playoffs last week. Brees had 235 yards passing in the Saints’ embarrassing 10-41 loss to the Carolina Panthers, but he was sacked twice and had a costly interception. Ingram, meanwhile, only had 43 yards rushing and lost a critical fumble. As we prepare to watch Saints game live online free or on TV, the duo will need to play better on the MNF stage.
Look for Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte to play a big role as you watch tonight’s MNF Saints vs Bears game live online free or on TV. The Saints allow 133.5 yards rushing per game, 28th in the NFL, while Forte could have a 1,000-yard season this year as he already has 854 yards. Though Cutler will want to show he’s turned it around, he’d be wise to hand off to Forte to establish the Bears’ ground game and give himself some breathing room in the pocket.
If you’re not near a TV, you can also watch Monday Night Football online Saints vs Bears free live streaming on the Watch ESPN website or using the Watch ESPN app. You can also watch the MNF Saints vs Bears game live on the DirecTV website if you have the NFL Sunday Ticket with MAX.