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Bennett surpasses Ditka for most receptions by a Bears tight end in a season

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: December 4th, 2014 at 11:48 PM EST

There hasn’t been many bright spots for the Chicago Bears this season. As the Bears season is nearing an end, so has any hopes of potentially making the playoffs.

On Thursday night on the NFL Network, the Bears lost by 13 points at home against the Dallas Cowboys. The 41-28 loss caused the Bears to go to 5-8 with three games left.

Martellus Bennett (Getty Images)

Martellus Bennett (Getty Images)

As questions remain on whether quarterback Jay Cutler and head coach Marc Trestman will stay behind this season, the Bears did have a milestone accomplished against Cowboys. Martellus Bennett now has the most receptions by a tight end in team history.

With 76 receptions, Bennett surpassed legendary Bears player and coach Mike Ditka for the most catches by a Chicago tight end. The 27-year-old will have three more games to add to this record.

Bennett, who was probable heading into tonight’s game with a foot injury, had 12 receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown. His 12-yard touchdown came in the first quarter.

On the year, he has 76 receptions for 821 yards and six touchdowns.


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