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updated: 12/30/2012 6:37 PM

Marshall's peers finally step up for Bears

Bennett, Jeffery come up big on day Marshall struggles

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  • Alshon Jeffery had 4 catches for 76 yards, including a 55-yarder on the Bears' first play from scrimmage. Jeffery

      Alshon Jeffery had 4 catches for 76 yards, including a 55-yarder on the Bears' first play from scrimmage. Jeffery
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On a day when record-setting wide receiver brandon marshall did not play anywhere near as well as he had most of the season, the bears' offense got some huge contributions from other receivers. earl bennett re-emerged at the most opportune time with a career day after having caught just 2 passes in the past four games, two of which he missed with a concussion. rookie alshon jeffery had 4 catches for 76 yards, including a 55-yard grab on the opening possession. it was his most receiving yards since opening day and the most catches since week 3.

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