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Sunday, January 2, 2011
Manning explains Jennings' big play

By Jeff Dickerson

GREEN BAY, Wisc. -- One of the few blemishes for the Bears' defense during Sunday's 10-3 loss occurred in the fourth quarter when Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit Greg Jennings on a 46-yard completion that gave the Packers the ball on the Bears 1 yard line.

Greg Jennings
Greg Jennings' key play setup Sunday's only touchdown.
Jennings beat cornerback Zack Bowman and safety Danieal Manning on the play, which ultimately set up the winning Green Bay touchdown, as Rodgers found tight end Donald Lee in the endzone on the very next snap.

"They ran a wheel route with the No. 2 receiver and the No. 1 ran a post, so I was off my landmark like two yards inside [the numbers]," Manning explained. "Aaron Rodgers was looking to the post, but he checked back and saw the wheel route open, so he threw it to the wheel.

"It was both of our faults, and I'll take most of the blame because I'm supposed to be over the top. But some routes carry you out there, however, I should have stayed on my landmark longer than I did."

Jennings led all receivers with 97 yards.