If it's any consolation, the Bears remain in first place in the NFC North with a 9-4 record, a game ahead of the Packers, who lost to the Lions 7-3. The Bears can clinch the division title next week with a win over Minnesota coupled with a Packers loss.
"We can't count on other teams," Cutler said. "We have to take care of our business. We have to win games. We don't want to slide in the backdoor. We want to be playing our best football right now so we can make a serious run at this."