There weren’t a whole lot of positives for Chicago Bears fans to take away from the team’s epic blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night. Russell Wilson marched down the field and scored at will on the defense, and the offense was held scoreless until late in the fourth quarter.
One of the bright spots however was wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who caught four passes for 37 yards.
It marked the second time that Marshall has had a good showing against the vaunted Seattle secondary. In the last matchup in December of 2012, Marshall lit the Seahawks up for 165 yards. With the exception of perhaps Stevie Johnson (who was recently traded to their rival 49ers), Marshall has done better against the Seahawks than any other wide receiver in the NFL. After Friday night’s game one member of the Seahawks showed his respect for Marshall’s abilities:
In this photo, All Pro free safety Earl Thomas exchanges autographed jerseys with Marshall:
So that’s nice. And after all, it’s still preseason so there’s no reason to panic.