Chicago's offense has started slowly in nearly every contest this season, yet that's fine with…
Texans will double team Marshall
For most of this season, opposing defenses have made stopping wide receiver Brandon Marshall their first priority against the Chicago Bears' offense. Teams have tried pressing Marshall, bracketing him in zone coverage and doubling him with safety help over the top, as well as using every other conceivable coverage strategy, in an effort to limit his production. So far almost nothing has worked. Marshall has been targeted 90 times through eight games this season, fourth most in the league. He ranks fourth in the NFL in receptions (59), second in receiving yardage (797), second in first-down receptions (41), first in catches on third down (19), 11th in yards from scrimmage (797) and second in touchdown catches (7). Outside of the Week 2 contest, in which the Green Bay Packers limited him to just two receptions for 24 yards, Marshall has routinely picked apart opposing defenses this year. And the Cutler-Marshall combination is only getting better – over the past two games, they have...
145 Fans online
- Jay Cutler - consistency vs streaky & staying within the
- So when do you think the Bears should hand Tucker pink slip?
- Preseason Game 4 Discussion Thread - Bears @ Browns - 7 CT FOX
- Look who's on the cover of SI