Johnny Knox started ahead of Roy Williams on Monday night, against the Detroit Lions.
And while I haven’t had a chance to count up total plays, or even make an estimate, it appeared Knox’s snap count wasn’t very high. Sam Hurd, it seemed, got considerably more snaps than usual.
That may have been due to the Bears hope of running the ball more.
Ultimately, though, Knox caught the two passes targeted for him for 17 yards.
Rookie Dane Sanzenbacher was the most targeted player, catching six of the 10 passes for 64 yards. But, his longest play was just 15 yards, and he had at least one drop.
Devin Hester caught five of seven for 32 yards, including the 26-yarder.
Matt Forte caught four of seven for 35 yards.
Kellen Davis caught all three passes targeted for him for 25 yards, including a touchdown.
And Roy Williams, Matt Spaeth, Marion Barber and Tyler Klutts caught one ball apiece.
Hurd, meanwhile, caught four of five passes intended for him for 50 yards.
Asked if there was any indication that he might play a lot Monday, Hurd said, “It just happened.
“Things they did on defense, made us get into a lot of four wide receivers. I guess we just matched up well in certain situations.”