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Bennett TD fourth best play of year

Last week we invited fans to select the Bears' top plays of the season. Finishing in fourth place with 11 percent of the vote was Martellus Bennett's 20-yard touchdown catch in New England.

Drawing a pass interference penalty on Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner on the play, Bennett reached up and plucked Jay Cutler's pass out of the air while falling backward to the ground.

There wasn't much fanfare about Bennett's touchdown because the Bears were trailing 45-7 late in the third quarter en route to a 51-23 loss. But it was one of the best catches of the season.

Bennett finished the year with 90 receptions for 916 yards and six touchdowns, all career highs for the seven-year veteran. His 90 catches were the most by an NFL tight end in 2014 and the most by a Bears tight end in a single season, eclipsing Mike Ditka's record of 75 set in 1964.

Check ChicagoBears.com Wednesday when we reveal the third best play of the season.

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