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Bears vs. Packers: Brandon Marshall wants 1-on-1 coverage

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall is hoping to face one-on-one coverage against the Green Bay Packers this weekend, as the talented wide receiver seeks revenge for Chicago's Week 2 loss.

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Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall only had two receptions in Chicago's Week 2 loss to the Green Bay Packers -- and the talented wide receiver certainly hasn't forgotten about it.

Marshall told members of the media on Wednesday that he doesn't like the Packers, or their players. Chicago's star wide receiver didn't stop there, however, as he went into detail about what specifically irks him about Green Bay's secondary.

"I didn't beat double and triple coverage or whatever they were throwing at me. I take it as a slap in my face when guys are talking about my lack of ability to do something against them when they have help all over the place," Marshall said. "I'm looking forward to one-on-one coverage. Hopefully, those guys, in a game like this, will go to their coach and say, 'Let me have him. I want Brandon Marshall. I want to stop Brandon Marshall.' Let's see what happens."

Marshall might not get his wish, however, as it doesn't seem terribly likely that the Packers will use one-on-one coverage against Chicago's top offensive threat.

So far in 2012, Marshall has already set a career-high in receiving yards, with 1,342 in just 13 games, and is four receptions shy of setting a career-high in receptions. Marshall has nine touchdowns so far this year as well -- just one touchdown shy of his career-high set in 2009, when Marshall and Jay Cutler were teammates in Denver.

Still, it's possible that Green Bay could use one-on-one coverage against Marshall. If so, look for Cutler and a motivated Marshall to take advantage in Sunday's crucial Week 15 showdown.