Few players are as passionate as Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall. And that emotion was on display Sunday after the Bears lost to the Green Bay Packers 21-13 at Soldier Field and fell out of playoff contention.
Marshall nearly came to tears when addressing the Bears' offense to the media after the loss.
"Everybody involved in offense should be held accountable, even if that means jobs," said Marshall, who had six catches for 56 yards and a touchdown. "Everyone on offense should be held accountable. It's been this way all year. There's no excuse. We still have two games left. There's still hope but at the same time, we need to be held accountable."
After a decent start, the Bears' offense -- as seemingly always -- struggled against the Packers. The Bears produced only 190 total net yards. Jay Cutler was 12-for-21 for 135 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
With the win, the Packers clinched the NFC North. With the loss, the Bears dropped to seventh in the NFC. They've lost five of their last six games after a 7-1 start.
The Bears entered Sunday's game with the 28th ranked offense.
"It's very frustrating," Marshall said. "You can see it on my face right now. Self explanatory."
It was Marshall's shortest post-game press conference of the season. Marshall, who has become a vocal and emotional leader for the Bears, left the lectern visibly upset. Marshall has been far and away the Bears' best player this season.
"It's been the same way all year," Marshall said of the Bears' offense. "It's the same thing every single game. We need to be held accountable.
"What I have to do is try my best to keep it together and not let this affect me because it's starting to affect me more than it should. I love this game. I'm very passionate about this game, and right now it's affecting me way to much. I'm trying my all to do my job.
"So... that's it."