By Nick Shook | NFL.com
The arrival of Week 2 can have a comforting effect on many teams. Those who failed to get the job done in Week 1 have a chance to get back to .500, and many squads get the opportunity to greet their home fans for the first time. It’s very early in the season — the allure of opportunity still reigns supreme.
Road teams went 6-8 in Sunday’s 14 games. Here are the week’s road heroes.
Greatest on the road …
Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
It’s tough not to give this honor to Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, because, well, a ball must first be thrown in order to complete a touchdown pass. But Marshall’s impact on Chicago’s stunning comeback victory cannot be denied. At 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, Marshall is a big target. What makes Marshall such a huge threat for the Bears‘ passing attack is his incredible pair of hands.
Great hands make a catch like this, for example.
That was Marshall’s first of three touchdown receptions on the night and it came when the Bears really needed it, trailing 17-0 on the road. Another arrived with Chicago trailing 20-7, but gaining momentum. And the third and final touchdown catch all but put the game away, boosting the Bears‘ lead to 28-20 with 6:55 left to play.
Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys