Tim Jennings: 'I was beat on that pick'

November, 7, 2010
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Rick Stewart/Getty ImagesTim Jennings tackles Bills receiver Roscoe Parrish after a reception on Sunday.
TORONTO -- Bears cornerback Tim Jennings didn't pull any punches when breaking down his fourth-quarter interception and subsequent 39-yard return that set up the game-winning touchdown.

"I was most definitely beat on that play," Jennings said Sunday, after the Bears' 22-19 victory over the Bills in Toronto. "It was a man-to-man call, and [Steve Johnson] ran a double move. I just wanted to use my safety as help so I stayed on the outside because I had inside help. He threw it inside, so I was able to run up under him and make a play on the ball.

"I had to play it kind of aggressive, because I didn't want to give up the hitch route, so I played the first move. He ran the double move and it was a great play call, but I just played my fundamentals, stayed outside and he threw it where I could make a play on the ball."

The timing of the turnover was critical, especially since the offense had just gone three-and-out with the Bears trailing, 19-14.

"We were on the sideline and knew we had to go out there and make a play to get our offense the ball back," Jennings said.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He is also a talk-show host on ESPN 1000 and the ESPN Radio network.



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