Another week, another round of hits for Bears quarterback Jay Cutler to endure.
"Yeah, I'm not 100 percent -- I know that," Cutler said after the Green Bay Packers beat the banged-up Bears 21-13 at Soldier Field on Sunday. "No one is. We're just going to have to take it day by day."
Cutler had another forgettable performance against the Packers. He was 12-for-21 for 135 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He was sacked four times and pressured often.
At one point Sunday, it looked as if Jason Campbell was about to come in for the Bears. Cutler was on the sideline getting his neck examined by the trainers, while Campbell warmed up by playing catch.
Cutler suffered neck and knee injuries last week against the Minnesota Vikings and was limited in practice before playing the Packers.
"You know, I keep getting something in my neck," Cutler said Sunday. "I just told Jason Campbell to be ready, because I don't know what's going to happen."
That's because Cutler doesn't know what type of protection he'll get on any play or who even will be in there. James Brown, Gabe Carimi, Chris Spencer and Edwin Williams all saw time at guard against the Packers. Carimi also had snaps at right tackle with Jonathan Scott hindered by a hamstring injury.
"We gotta stick to it. We gotta keep powering it in there and let those guys figure it out," Cutler said. "I thought those guys played well. I thought they played really well.
"James Brown came in a little off-kilter early on, but I thought he settled down great and played well. Jonathan Scott has been playing great on the right side. Roberto Garza has been holding them down. So they're coming together, even though we are mixing and matching parts in there."
Asked about his knee injury, Cutler said "nothing is great." Cutler was mobile enough to escape some pressure and had a nine-yard run.
Cutler, who missed a game with a concussion this season, won't use his injury status as an excuse.
"The other guys are banged up too," said Cutler, who has been sacked 35 times this season. "It's not going to stop me from playing. So that's all we need to know, I think."