"Everyone's human in this building," Cutler said Thursday, per the Chicago Sun-Times. "Another reason to acknowledge it is the guys did such a great job of handling it. Another reason you want to acknowledge it is we were able to hear it, deal with it in our own certain way and move on and get the job done on Sunday."
"Last week was a tough week with everything surrounding it, the implications of the game, if we did lose the game, having to walk into the media room and deal with you guys if we did lose," he told the media. "All those things weigh on you. So being able to move on from that, I think this week is a tougher week game plan-wise for us, but we should be up for the challenge Sunday."
Cutler likely will find himself in a shootout Sunday, and he will have to prove that he's the quarterback of the present and future.