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NEW INFORMATION: Briggs joins Marshall in unloading on Packers

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs unloaded on the Packers a day after teammate Brandon Marshall did the same thing, saying he's no fan of Green Bay and that Jermichael Finley is "an idiot."

The league's oldest rivals meet Sunday and they've been talking plenty of trash.

Marshall went off on Wednesday, saying he's never disliked a team as much as the Packers. Briggs backed that up a day later, saying his feelings are "very similar."

He really took issue with Finley for telling FOXSportsWisconsin.com the Bears might be better off with linebacker Brian Urlacher sidelined by a hamstring injury. The Packers tight end was quoted as saying Chicago is not "losing too much if he's out." Briggs responded, "He's an idiot."
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall says he has never disliked a team as much as the Packers.

Although he says he wouldn't use the word "hate," he has "never felt this strong in sports" about another team or group of opposing players.

During his weekly session with reporters on Wednesday, Marshall called this weekend's home game against Green Bay "personal" and said he hopes Packers cornerbacks request to cover him one on one.

His feelings seemed to stem from a 23-10 loss at Green Bay earlier in the year in which he caught just two passes for 24 yards. He says he doesn't respect "their players talking about how awesome of a job they (do) shutting down certain players."


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