Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips says the scouting report on the Bears’ passing game heading into Sunday night’s game is simple: They throw the ball to wide receiver Brandon Marshall. A lot.
Phillips said the Bears have “only thrown it to one guy basically,” and that the Texans have to make stopping that one guy the focal point of their coverage.
“Marshall’s a great receiver,” Phillips said, via ESPNChicago.com, “but they haven’t thrown it to the other guys very much except the running back. They do a great job of that. He’s a tremendous receiver.”
Phillips is basically correct: Marshall has 59 catches for 797 yards and seven touchdowns this season. No one else on the Bears has more than 20 catches, 200 yards or two touchdowns.
Phillips also offered a wry observation about how the Texans can stop him: “We double cover him every play,” Phillips said. “That’s our plan. We’re going to double cover him every play.”
That’s probably the best way to stop the Bears.