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Jay should keep moving his feet

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Jay Cutler's success running the ball for big gains and key first downs in the Bears 22-19 win over the Bills on Sunday is something coach Lovie Smith hopes his quarterback will continue to do.

"If you can get a positive play, you see that everyone is off, playing zone coverage, or sometimes even with man coverage, guys turn their back and they take off," Bears coach Lovie Smith said. "Mobile quarterbacks can make a big difference and we definitely have one with wheels."

Cutler rushed for 39 yards on five carries, including two third-down scrambles that resulted in first downs.

"When he takes off you first have to determine is he running to scramble or is he running just to buy a little time?" tight end Greg Olsen said. "Sometimes you have to break your route off --- the old scramble drill --- and start moving in his direction to give him a window. But a lot of times he was taking off and converting some third downs with his feet, which was huge. Everybody's back is turned when teams play man like Buffalo does. The o-line did a good job picking up the front guys and there was nobody else behind him. Adding that element to the offense is a huge benefit to us."

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