If Jay Cutler has looked more relaxed in the pocket during the past two games it's because he has been. It's the result of the offensive line only allowing two sacks during that span while also limiting the amount of times Cutler has been hit or has had to scramble to avoid pressure.
"I'll be very calm if they keep protecting like this and give me time to move around and make some plays," Cutler said. "That's all the difference in the world."
If you don't have a dominant, No. 1 receiver, the next best thing might be spreading the ball around like Cutler did Sunday when he completed passes to nine different receivers.
"It's hard on defenses," Cutler said. "They don't know who to key on, especially on third down. We've seen some exotic coverages on some guys, seen them bracket some guys but if we keep up the ability to move the ball around to different guys it's harder for them to key on somebody."
The inability to convert on third down was haunting the offense until the bye week. Since then, Cutler and Co. and coverted 18 of 31.
"Execution," Cutler said when asked the difference. "We're protecting well. We're hitting the hots. The ball is going to the right places. It's everything. When we were really struggling everyone was kind of taking a turn at doing the wrong thing."