Brandon Marshall Makes Miraculous One-Handed Catch Before Promptly Getting Injured (Video)
The 2014 season has not been kind to the Chicago Bears. So when veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall made this miraculous one-handed catch, Bears fans probably felt some unfamiliar feelings: pride, joy, hope, etc.
Marshall somehow split two Cowboys defenders and came up with the 42-yard gain. However, the strange sense of optimism felt by the Bears faithful quickly dissipated a few plays later when Jay Cutler threw to Marshall on forth and seven. Marshall made the catch, but had to be helped off the field by teammates after taking a knee to the back from Cowboys defensive back Barry Church.
NFL.com reports that Marshall was taken from the stadium in an ambulance, and the injury was to his ribs. No word yet on what this will mean for the rest of the season, but given Marshall’s age and the Bears’ chances of making the playoffs, I can’t imagine he’ll be in a hurry to get back on the field.
If you thought the Bears were bad with Brandon Marshall, you should see them without him. After his injury, they did manage to finish out the drive with a touchdown. But since then, the offense has been anemic. And an anemic offensive is extremely bad news for a team with no defense. With two minutes left in the third quarter, the Cowboys had a 35 to 7 lead after scoring 28 unanswered points. Cowboys minus 3.5 is looking pretty damn good right about now.