1. Pitch and catch
Wide receiver Kendall Wright is a reliable target for rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky. That was apparent in the Bears’ 33-7 victory Sunday against the Bengals.
Wright caught 10 passes for 107 yards, taking advantage of matchups against an injury-riddled secondary.
“You get an opportunity, you have to make the most of it,” Wright said. “I don’t know how many times they threw me the ball.”
Trubisky said that Wright’s big day was the result of sticking with him during his option routes over the middle.
2. A miss for Mike
Mike Nugent’s homecoming in Cincinnati began with a blunder, the latest by a Bears kicker this season. He hit the right upright on his extra point after running back Jordan Howard’s 21-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
“It was one of those that’s like throwing a strike or shooting a free throw,” Nugent said. “When you try to place it there, that’s when you have the best chances of missing.”
The Bengals cut Nugent last year after he missed six extra points. He was with the Bengals for seven seasons. Nugent did recover, though. He made 34- and 27-yard field goals and his next three extra points.
3. Bad luck for Tarik
Rookie Tarik Cohen had a good day with 80 rushing yards, but it could’ve been better. Again.
Cohen had a 15-yard touchdown reception wiped out by backup guard Tom Compton’s illegal block. Against the 49ers last week, Cohen had a 67-yard punt return and a 22-yard reception negated by penalties.
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