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Marshall TD fifth best play of year

Posted Jan 20, 2014

Bears fans voted Brandon Marshall's 5-yard TD reception from Jay Cutler in the season finale against the Packers as the Bears' fifth best play of the season.

Last week ChicagoBears.com invited fans to select the Bears' top five plays of the season. Finishing in fifth place with six percent of the vote was Brandon Marshall's 5-yard touchdown reception from Jay Cutler in the season finale against the Packers.

Brandon Marshall makes a diving TD catch after eluding Tramon Williams in the season finale.
The Bears had a run play called, but Cutler decided at the last second to throw the ball to Marshall, who made a diving catch in the end zone after doing a 360-degree spin to elude Packers cornerback Tramon Williams.

"It was a heck of a play," Cutler said. "They had an all-out blitz, I thought they were kind of just bluffing, I left the run on. Then I pulled last second and just threw one up to 'B,' and he did what he does best is make a play for us."

Thinking it was going to be a running play, Marshall was about to block Williams when he saw Cutler drop back to pass.

"I wanted to tell Jay that they were bluffing us a bit, [giving] us the one-on-one look," Marshall said. "So I kept my eyes inside a little bit just in case. I was definitely in position to block, but I saw the ball up and good thing I got my head around."

The touchdown gave the Bears a 28-20 lead early in the fourth quarter, but the Packers rallied for two TDs to win the winner-take-all NFC North showdown 33-28.

The TD was Marshall's 12th of the season, a career high and the most by a Bears receiver since Curtis Conway also had 12 in 1995.

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