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Don't worry, Martellus. . . Rex Ryan knows the name 'Bennett' now

Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (83) celebrates

Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (83) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Jets in the first quarter of a game, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Credit: AP / Bill Kostroun

Martellus Bennett made sure Rex Ryan took notice of him.

The Bears tight end felt slighted by Jets coach Ryan, who spent much of last week talking about the "monsters" on the Bears' offense -- namely Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.

The 6-6 Bennett didn't take kindly to being overlooked.

"I felt a little disrespected," said the former Giant, who caught two touchdown passes in the Bears' 27-19 win over the Jets Monday night at MetLife Stadium.

"We watched a video where Rex Ryan said we have monsters on the outside with Brandon and Alshon, but then he just said, 'Oh, yeah, the tight end is a big dude.' I feel that when he talks about me, he should talk about me with enthusiasm. He was just monotone when he mentioned me. I was upset about that.

"I talked to Rex Ryan before the game and I said he should use enthusiasm when he talks about me. But he just laughed it off."

But in the end, Bennett got the last laugh.

After Jets special-teamer Jalen Saunders muffed a punt and Bears safety Ahmad Dixon recovered it in the first quarter, Jets cornerback Darrin Walls -- who started in place of the injured Dee Milliner -- was flagged for a 33-yard pass-interference penalty. That gave the Bears a first down at the 7-yard line. After two incompletions to Marshall, quarterback Jay Cutler teamed with Bennett for a 7-yard score.

In the third quarter, Cutler found a wide-open Bennett for a 13-yard touchdown pass.

Asked if he was uncovered on his second TD, Bennett joked: "That's how good I am!

"No, I think they just misread it. I was going to be open either way, the throw would have just been different. Me and Alshon ran a switch release and [both defensive backs] went with him. It was a mistake by the defense and I was wide open."

Recently signed Jets cornerback Phillip Adams -- who was out of position -- cited poor communication on the busted coverage.

"I never want to let that happen again,'' he said. "I have to be aware of everything."

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