What we know after the Bears' win over the Giants
Eli Manning has thrown more picks than every QB not named Peyton has thrown touchdowns. — FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLONFOX) October 11, 2013Did you hear about Brandon Marshall’s green shoes? You may or may not have heard that Marshall planned on wearing lime green cleats to promote Mental Awareness Week. Instead of wearing the very popular pink to for breast cancer awareness, Marshall decided to switch it up in support of something that affects him every day. Marshall, who was diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder in 2011, knew he’d be fined for the gesture and decided to match the fine and donate it to a charity. Oh yeah, those shoes were on full display against a moth-eaten Giants secondary. Here they are fresh out of the box: Here they are in action: It’s no secret that Marshall is Cutler’s favorite target, hauling in nine receptions for 87 yards and two touchdowns. Though the bigger story could be how ravaged the Giants secondary is. Marshall’s height clearly gives him an advantage on jump balls, but there should be no excuse for him to be wide open in the end zone. Hey Perry Fewell, maybe you want to put a defender on the opponent’s most dynamic weapon in the red zone? I guess it’s easier said than done. Remember Brandon Jacobs? Yeah, that dude can still bring it He can dance too, apparently. When Jacobs was signed off the waiver wire in Week 2, people questioned how much he had left in the tank. He had been out of football for nearly a year and lacked some burst. For a backfield that has seen Andre Brown lost to a broken leg and David Wilson sidelined with a neck injury, Jacobs was the much-needed shot in the arm. The 31-year-old running back was rumblin’ and tumblin’ all night long and NFL Network color man Brad Nessler said he looked like a “bull in a china shop.” I like that. And after a night in which he carried the ball 22 times for those 106 yards, it looks like the workload could increase for Jacobs as backup Da’Rel Scott left the game with a hamstring injury. SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio producer Nick Kostos has a good one for the Giants’ current running back situation:
Da'Rel Scott down. Where's Reuben Droughns when you need him? #2007Tweet #PartyStarter — Nick Kostos (@TheKostos) October 11, 2013Kickoffs may be an afterthought for most, but not Devin Hester On a night in which Hester would finally own the Bears franchise record for kickoff yardage, surpassing Glyn Milburn, he ripped kicker Robbie Gould on the sideline. Which begs the question, is it ever appropriate for someone to deliberately get inside the kicker’s head? It’s not clear what sparked the argument, though it did come after a short Gould kickoff allowed Jerrel Jernigan to return the ball to the Giants’ 46. We’re just happy to see the two straighten things out in time for Gould to nail field goals of 40 and 52 yards. Can’t have any bad blood between team’s kicker and kick returner. Seems like the two made up after the game, according to Bears sideline reporter Zach Zaidman:
Robbie Gould on Devin Hester: "I love Devin like a brother." — Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) October 11, 2013
Devin Hester on Robbie Gould: "Everything's cool." — Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) October 11, 2013Here’s further proof: (h/t @gifdsports) Questions? Comments? Send them to email@example.com and we might respond in our weekly mailbag!