How to watch the Chicago Bears play in the playoffs
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said Wednesday he will miss Sunday’s NFC championship game with a hip injury, which he said is not considered a “significant” setback.
The Bears (5-4) lost their third straight game, their fifth in a row and their sixth in a decade, to the Green Bay Packers (4-5) on Sunday.
Bears coach Marc Trestman called Cutler out of the game for the fourth time in as many games.
Cutler said his hip is sore and he will be out for at least a month.
“I think my knee feels fine.
I’ve been throwing a lot of passes,” Cutler said.
“I haven’t been doing that much in the last couple weeks.
I’m hoping to get my body and get back to my normal level of play.
It’ll be tough to get back.
It’s tough to see.
I just want to be out there. “
But it feels like the hip is bothering me.
I just want to be out there.
I really want to play.”
The Bears were eliminated from the playoffs last season after losing seven straight games to end the regular season.
The team will be in the final playoff spot in the NFC East and could be without two of its starters — tight end Zach Miller and defensive tackle Michael Brockers.
Miller was limited to a game-ending three-yard run in the second quarter and Brockers sat out the third quarter after he was taken out with a neck injury.
Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen was not available for comment.
The Packers will play the Chicago Lions (4, 4) Sunday in the divisional round.