Brandon Marshall was already ramping up for the Steelers earlier this week, remembering what veteran cornerback Ike Taylor, 33, did against him when Marshall wasn’t prepared.
A complicating element to any problem is familiarity; if you’ve faced 3-4 defenses consistently, you’re likely better prepared with solutions and for what the problem presents.
Matt Forte caught 11 passes in the Bears’ win over the Minnesota Vikings, a career high. He is averaging 126 yards from scrimmage through two games.
One vexing aspect of Jay Cutler is that, in night games, he is 2-6 vs. teams that were in that season’s playoffs.