National Football League
                   === Bears lose Cutler to ankle injury ===
 Chicago,  IL  ( - Chicago  Bears quarterback Jay Cutler left
 Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions with a left ankle injury.
 Cutler  was getting hit  all day and appeared to be playing through injury for
 much of the second half.
 With  Chicago  trailing by eight points  after Detroit scored a touchdown with
 2:22  to play,  Josh McCown  took over  under center  and led  the Bears  to a
 touchdown as Brandon Marshall caught a score from 11 yards out.
 The  two-point conversion,  though, failed and the Bears lost the game, 21-19,
 to fall a game back of the Lions for first place in the NFC North.
 "He was rolled up on in the second quarter and was taped up at halftime," said
 Chicago  head  coach Marc Trestman.  "I didn't want to  take him out unless he
 failed  the  job. At the  end I took  him out because I  knew he'd have to run
 around in the two-minute drill."
 Cutler  finished the  game  21-for-40 for  250 yards,  one  touchdown and  one
 Cutler  had missed  last Monday's  win against  the Packers  with a  torn left
 groin  muscle  he suffered on  Oct. 20 against  the Redskins. McCown filled in
 admirably in that game that saw the Bears take a 27-20 win in Green Bay.
 11/10 18:42:13 ET