Vikings' Winfield: Marshall is the best receiver in the game


Vikings' Winfield: Marshall is the best receiver in the game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Brandon Marshalls 16-yard touchdown catch in the final minutes of Sundays 21-14 loss to the Vikings gave him the most receptions in a single-season in Chicago Bears history. Marshalls 101 receptions top Marty Bookers 100 from the 2001 season, and Marshall still has three games to play.  

"In my eyes Marshall is the best receiver in the game," Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield said. "I put him up there with Calvin Johnson. That guy is a problem."

"He and Cutler are always on the same page. Cutler is going to give him opportunities to make plays, and he made a few today."

Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has one word that he feels best describes Marshall on the field. Coincidentally it just happens to be Marshalls nickname too.

"He's a beast," Allen told "To have a man that big and that physical playing that position is good.

Although Marshall became the most prolific receiver in any Bears season ever, the fact still remains it came on a day where Chicago lost for the fourth time in five weeks.

Cutler just throws him the ball and we knew he was going to get his," Allen said. "We couldn't let him take the top off on us and I think we did that for the most part."

Road Ahead: Can the White Sox turn things around?


Road Ahead: Can the White Sox turn things around?

CSN's Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton talk about what's next for the White Sox, presented by Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana Honda dealers.

The White Sox are struggling lately as the team has lost six consecutive games and 14 of their last 18.

It doesn't get much easier for the South Siders as they stay on the road to face the New York Mets and Detroit Tigers this week.

After once leading the American League Central and looking like a complete team, the bullpen is struggling and the team is in a freefall.

Can the team fix things to stay in the division race?

Find out what Garfien and Melton had to say in the video above.


Quintana takes the hill as White Sox face the Mets on CSN


Quintana takes the hill as White Sox face the Mets on CSN

The White Sox take on the New York Mets on Monday, and you can catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet. Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 11:30 a.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Monday’s starting pitching matchup: Jose Quintana vs. Matt Harvey

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White Sox outfielder Austin Jackson sidelined with turf toe


White Sox outfielder Austin Jackson sidelined with turf toe

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Austin Jackson exited Sunday’s game after battling turf toe on his left foot, according to a club official.

When he’ll return to the White Sox lineup isn’t yet certain. The injury comes at a time when Jackson is red hot at the plate and continuing to make big plays in the outfield.

Jackson, who finished 1-for-3 Sunday with a sac fly and two RBIs, has produced a .464/.500/.607 slash line in his last eight games.

The center fielder has been so good at the plate that White Sox manager Robin Ventura has batted him in the second spot in the lineup two days in a row. With Melky Cabrera needed for the middle of the lineup, Jackson has been Ventura’s best option. He entered Sunday with a team-high .697 OPS hitting second.

“I like Melky there, too,” Ventura said. “But (Jackson’s) at-bats have been better. Walking, fouling pitches off, getting on, he’s looked good up there.”

Jackson also turned in a sterling defensive play in the first inning as he made an over-the-shoulder catch to rob Kendrys Morales of extra bases. Jackson then fired a perfect strike to Tyler Saladino, whose relay to first doubled off Eric Hosmer.

Outfielder Adam Eaton has credited much of Jackson’s communication and defensive skills to his own improvement in right field.