Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

October 21, 2013

Josh McCown posts solid numbers as Cutler's replacement in Bears' loss

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress


Former Jacksonville Indian Jost McCown was forced into duty as quarterback of the Chicago Bears Sunday when the team's starter, Jay Cutler, went down with a groin injury in the second period of the Bears' 45-41 loss to the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field.

McCown came in and held up his end of the deal in going 14-of-20 through the skies for 204 yards and a touchdown.

He led Chicago (4-3) to 24 second-half points.

His touchdown toss covered seven yards and went to Martellius Bennett with 3:57 to play in the game.

McCown finished with a Quarterback Rating of 94.9, which exceeded that of highly-touted Redskins' starter Robert Griffin III (91.8).

“I was bummed,” McCown said in an interview published in the Chicago Sun-Times. “I said a prayer, grabbed my helmet, got some throws in and got ready to play.”

Chicago is idle this week and will travel to division-rival Green Bay on Monday Nov. 4.