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Knox approaching 1,000 yards

12/26/2010

CHICAGO -- Johnny Knox keeps inching closer to 1,000 receiving yards on the season.

Knox has 960 yards on 51 receptions after catching four balls for 92 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Bears' 38-34 victory over the New York Jets.

"It was a goal of mine for the season," Knox said. "I'm just happy that we are still winning on top of that."

With the exception of Darrelle Revis, the Bears receivers torched New York's secondary, as Knox and Devin Hester beat Drew Coleman, Antonio Cromartie and Dwight Lowery down the field on respective scoring plays.

"[The Jets] were playing press man, and we came into it knowing we were going to have to take a few shots," Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said. "Go vertical on them. We knew our speed would be hard or them to keep up with. When they're face-guarding like that, I'm just going to put it up and let the receiver make a play. It's really hard to stop."

Knox, the Bears' 2009 fifth-round draft choice leads the team in yards per reception (18.8), catches (51) and is now tied with Greg Olsen for tops in receiving touchdowns with five.