The last time a quarterback was as good as Jay Cutler was Sunday, the Bears went to the Super Bowl.
Cutler's 111.3 passer rating Sunday (15-of-28, 274 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions) was the best for a Bears quarterback in the postseason since Jim McMahon had a 120.3 rating in the Bears 21-0 victory over the Giants in the NFC divisional playoffs at Soldie Field in 1986. McMahon was 11-of-21 for 216 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.
The only other quarterback over 100 since then was Steve Walsh, who had a 107.3 rating when Dave Wannstedt's Bears beat the Vikings 35-18 at the Metrodome in a first-round game on Jan. 1, 1995. Walsh was 15-of-23 for 221 yards, two touchdowns (nine yards to Keith Jennings; 21 yards to Jeff Graham) and one interception.
That's still the Bears' only road playoff victory since beating the Redskins 23-19 under Mike Ditka in 1984.