Brandon Marshall has added more intrigue to this weekend's crucial game, as the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers are set to renew one of the NFL's best rivalries.
Marshall told the media that he really doesn't like the Packers -- or their players.
"I don't like the Green Bay Packers. I'm not going to use the word 'hate,' but I really dislike the Packers and their players," Marshall said. "But you know what? The talk has to back it up. We'll go out there and do everything we have to do to get a win."
Chicago and Green Bay met once this season back in Week 2 -- Marshall's only taste of the Bears-Packers rivalry so far in his career. The Packers topped the Bears in Week 2, 23-10, during Thursday Night Football. In that game, Green Bay's defensive backs held Marshall to just two catches for 24 yards. Marshall was targeted by Jay Cutler five times.
Marshall wasn't short on hyperbole, either, proclaiming Chicago's Week 15 matchup against Green Bay the "biggest game" of his career to date. With Chicago battling for playoff position, both in the wild card race and NFC North race, Marshall's assertion could be quite accurate -- and at the least, it's certainly the biggest game for the Bears and Marshall this season.