Found December 03, 2012 on Bears Backer:
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) makes a long catch in front of Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas (29) in the final seconds of the fourth quarter Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at Soldier Field. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune) Coming off a 10 catch, 165 yard performance, wide receiver Brandon Marshall seems to be a natural fit with Jay Cutler under center in Chicago. Marshall was targeted a game high 14 times on Sunday by Cutler. He now has 91 catches, 1,182 yards and eight touchdowns through 12 games. He is averaging 98.5 yards per game and 13 yards per catch. He is a flat out beast. He made the play of the day, when he reeled in a Jay Cutler heave for a 56-yard gain. The catch helped set up a game-tying field goal by kicker Robbie Gould to send the game into overtime. Without Marshall I highly doubt this team would be at eight wins on the year, especially with the injuries to their wide receiving core as of late. Cutler was supportive of Marshall’s arrival in Chicago from day one this season. He had this to say on Waddle and Silvy this afternoon on ESPN 1000 in Chicago. He has done some great things. We obviously stole him from Miami, so we should send them a Christmas card.” That’s a classic quote from Cutler who has been solid since returning from a concussion two weeks ago. His chemistry with Brandon Marshall is really what’s keeping this Bears’ offense afloat. As for the Bears’ chances to bounce back next week this is what Cutler had to say. “We play well on the road; the guys kind of band together.” In the final quarter of the season, this is the time where contenders separate themselves from pretenders. Let’s see what the 2012 Chicago Bears are made of with four games left in the season. One thing is for sure, Cutler and Marshall certainly have given this team plenty of hope down the final stretch.   Jake Perper is the owner and head writer for Bearsbacker.com. Follow him on Twitter, @Bearsbacker and on Facebook for up to the minute news about the Bears.
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