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On Monday night, the Bears went up against a Lions' secondary that was decimated by injury. But, other than Brandon Marshall's performance (six catches, 81 yards, one touchdown), the passing game never got going.
Jay Cutler's injury in the second quarter effected the team's gameplan as the Bears relied more heavily on their running game in the second half.
On Sunday, the Carolina Panthers will be without their top cornerback Chris Gamble who was placed on injured reserve on Monday after missing their previous two games.
Veteran Captain Munnerlyn will likely have the task of matching up against Brandon Marshall, and with Alshon Jeffery still out with an injury, Earl Bennett should be given a shot at more opportunities.
In five games this season, Bennett only has nine catches for 109 yards and no touchdowns. After a hand injury forced him to miss their matchup against the Jaguars, he took the field Monday night and had three catches for just 27 yards.
Because of the injury to Gamble, the Panthers have been using rookie Josh Norman opposite of Munnerlyn, and he has struggled at times, particularly last week when he gave up a touchdown to Miles Austin.
The Panthers use of zone coverage will be an advantage for a guy like Bennett who has done a nice job in his career at finding the weak spots in the zone.