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Jay Cutler was interesting when he talked about message he sent Brandon Marshall in week leading up to blowout.
“I just wanted him to play within the system and play a full game and not worry about the plays being called and not worry about balls coming to him and where they are going,” Cutler said. “Play Bears football. Play like he did in Denver with us. Let it come to him. I thought he was patient, he got a little chippy there in the first half and settled down and when his number was dialed up he made plays. That’s what he’s got to do. That’s his style of football and that’s where we are at right now offensively.
“I think I am probably a little more the level headed one, believe it or not, on the field than Brandon. He has a lot of highs and lows but when he is playing well he is hard to stop. We’ve got to keep even level and playing in the system and try to get him the ball as much as possible. That is my job.”
It worked. Marshall was targeted only eight times but made seven receptions for 138 yards and one touchdown. That is the third-highest total for yards in a game by a receiver in nine seasons under Lovie Smith.