Jay Cutler has beaten the Green Bay Packers just once in six tries during his time with the Chicago Bears. The Packers have found success disrupting Cutler's rhythm by playing physical against smaller Bears wide receivers.
That won't be nearly as easy with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery lining up Thursday night. The fresh blood has Cutler feeling confident.
"Good luck," Cutler said in a press conference Tuesday. "We invite press coverage. We invite man."
"It's all about matchups," Marshall said. "I'm 6-5, 230 pounds and there's not too many DBs walking around that big.
"If they want to get physical, I do welcome that."
We love this matchup, and we're not just saying that because it will be aired on the NFL's flagship network. (Dan patted on head by shadowy league figure.)
The Packers will be in a nasty mood after their stinker against the San Francisco 49ers. The Bears are looking to make a statement in the NFC North. Football is back. Everything in its right place.