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Brandon Marhsall Calls Chicago Bears Vs Green Bay Packers Rematch ‘Personal’

December 13th, 2012 at 11:53 AM
By PJ Foti

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Sunday will mark the "biggest game" of Brandon Marshall's career and he also considers it "personal."

The Chicago Bears will have a rematch with the Green Bay Packers, and if anyone remembers the first meeting, it wasn't pretty for Chicago fans.

"I had this game marked since we played them last. I heard exactly what the corner Tramon (Williams) was saying after the game," Marshall said. "(Charles) Woodson, those guys do a lot of talking. Coach Capers did an amazing job of game planning us and game planning me. I didn't beat double coverage and triple coverage or whatever they were throwing at us. I take it as a slap in my face when guys talk about my lack of ability to do something against them when they have help all over the place."

Marshall was held to two catches for 24 yards in the first meeting, a 23-10 Packers victory, and invites any Green Bay defender to take him on one-on-one.

"I'm looking forward to one-on-one coverage," he said. "Hopefully those in games like this may go to their coach and say, 'Let me have him. I want Brandon Marshall. I want to stop Brandon Marshall. Let me have him one-on-one, press coverage.' And let's see what happens."

The player that Marshall wants opposite him the most, Charles Woodson, won't be.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said that team physician Patrick McKenzie didn't feel Woodson was quite ready to play. Although he practiced lightly last week, the team feels another week off would greatly benefit Woodson for a the remainder of season and postseason.

The reason why Marshall wanted to go against Woodson was because of his post-game remarks after the first contest, when he told Rachel Nichols that Jay Cutler will be "the same-old Jay and throw [the Packers] the ball."

Marshall is fired up for the game, and wants to show the Packers that he can get open no matter who's covering him. He has 101 receptions already this year, which has set the Chicago Bears record for number of catches in a season.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Charles Woodson, Chicago, Chicago Bears, Football, Green Bay Packers, Jay Cutler, Mike McCarthy, NFL, Patrick McKenzie

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