"It's just a matter of what the best play is at that time, and I think anybody can make anything out of that when it works or when it doesn't work," Trestman said. "You're always going to grade yourself hard if you call plays that you think are sound and will work under those circumstances, and you stand by them."
The Bears finished with 51 dropbacks (49 passes, two sacks) and 18 rushes. Running back Matt Forte averaged 4.8 yards on 17 carries. In the second half, he carried 11 times for a 4.4-yard average.
Pro Bowl receiver Alshon Jeffery (left hamstring) left the game with 6 minutes, 8 seconds remaining in the third quarter and Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall (right ankle) was hobbled throughout the fourth quarter and overtime.
Cutler threw an interception and an incompletion on separate third-and-1 plays in the fourth quarter.
Extra points: The Bears waived cornerback Demontre Hurst to make room for safety Ahmad Dixon, whom they signed off the Vikings' practice squad. Hurst played 10 special teams snaps against the Bills.