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Martellus Bennett key to Chicago Bears' offense


One of the keys to Jay Cutler's comfort in the Chicago Bears' new offense is the offseason addition of tight end Martellus Bennett.

The self-proclaimed "Black Unicorn" has proven invaluable through two weeks.

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He had two touchdown catches in the Bears' 31-30 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, including the game-winning score on a pretty back-shoulder throw from Cutler.

Bennett has 10 receptions through two weeks and three touchdown catches for the Bears. Last season's starting tight end, Kellen Davis, had 19 catches and two touchdowns the entire season.

Bennett already has Cutler's trust as the No. 2 target behind Brandon Marshall.

"Whenever he's gotten opportunities to make plays, he's made some big ones," Cutler said, per the Chicago Tribune.

Bennett injured his shoulder in the second quarter. He said after the game he'd "probably" be dealing with the injury moving forward.

Neither the injury, nor the Vikings' defense, could slow down Bennett.

The play preceeding the game-winning catch, Bennett had a 23-yard snag and run where he juked a defender to gain extra yards.

"They told me, 'Man, how are you so slippery, you're so big?' " Bennett said. "I was like, 'I'm Muhammad Ali out here.' "

Whether it's the "Black Unicorn" or Cassius Clay, the Bears are just glad to have a productive tight end.

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