"We felt really good about that play and David is a big guy who can catch the ball when it's above his head and that's where Jim tries to throw it in the red zone," offensive coordinator John Shoop said.
Good Times: Bears tight ends rarely get downfield with passes, so when John Davis caught a short pass and turned up field in the second quarter, Fred Baxter was only too happy to plant a block to spring him free for 37 yards.
Then he celebrated with some on-field fist pumping.
"That makes me feel real good when I block for my man like that," Baxter said. "It's a team effort. If I catch the ball J.D. is going to block for me. We try to make everything work."
Besides, "I was yelling to him "what are you doing, you're a Bears tight end, you're not supposed to be catching balls," Baxter said, laughing. "I just wanted to see him score a touchdown."
The play was the Bears longest of the game and tied Davis' career long.
King of the close call: Going back to last season the Bears have won ten straight games decided by seven points or less.
Repeat Performance: Following 100-yard receiving games against Minnesota, Detroit, Tampa and Minnesota Marty Booker has had struggled gaining 3, 9, 37 and 45 yards in the next game.