Davis seizes an opportunity

January, 2, 2011
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GREEN BAY, Wisc. -- It was just like old times for Rashied Davis.

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Jeff Hanisch/US PresswireRashied Davis had seven catches in a losing effort for the Bears.
After catching 35 passes for 445 yards in 2008, Davis only had seven combined receptions since the start of 2009 heading into Sunday's game at Lambeau Field.

With Earl Bennett inactive because of an ankle injury, Davis filled the Bears void in the slot, and caught seven balls for 63 yards.

Davis, typically a standout on special teams, was targeted a team-high 10 times by Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

"It was great to be able to go out there and get a lot of balls thrown my way," Davis said. "To get my feet wet is good going into the playoffs. It's not like I lack confidence, but it'd been awhile, so it's nice to get used to being hit again. I'm used to hitting people now because I play special teams, so I haven't been hit in quite some time. It was good to get hit, get up, hold on the ball, and know I can hold onto the ball."

While Davis was productive against the Packers, Johnny Knox was not. Needing only 40 receiving yards to eclipse 1,000 for the year, Knox was held without a catch, despite being targeted 8 times.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.

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