Even with the return of wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, the Bears did a good job in spreading the ball around in Sunday’s 37-34 overtime loss to the Detroit Lions.
Jeffery led the way with eight catches for 147 yards and a touchdown, but Jay Cutler also got his other weapons involved. Tight end Martellus Bennett caught six passes for 59 yards, Marquess Wilson hauled in two catches for 54 yards, Eddie Royal nabbed five passes for 49 yards, Matt Forte corralled three passes for 20 yards, and Jeremy Langford and Cameron Meredith each contributed a reception.
It’s good to see Cutler spread the ball around and not lock in on one receiver, a problem he had the past few years with his old buddy Brandon Marshall in the lineup. When healthy, the Bears have a wealth of options on offense and it makes it difficult for opposing defenses when the offense keeps them guessing who’s going to get the ball next.