WR Bernard Berrian - Free Agent
|6-1, 185||Born: 12-27-1980||College: Fresno State||Drafted: Round 3, pick|
2011 Week 1 vs SD (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Berrian didn't catch a pass in the game, through little fault of his own. QB Donovan McNabb was simply unable to get the ball to anyone downfield. On one play in particular, Berrian had beaten his man by several steps and would have scored an easy touchdown, but McNabb horribly underthrew the ball. Berrian had to slow down to come back to it, and by that point it was knocked away for a harmless incompletion. In fact, Berrian's biggest contribution to the game was probably his nice block to spring Adrian Peterson's long 46-yard run.
2011 Week 2 vs TB (4 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Berrian was the target of several deep passes, but he was always well covered and the ball was either overthrown, or Berrian was well covered and it fell incomplete. His 1 reception was a deep comeback route down the first side of the field half way through the third quarter. McNabb took a deep drop back and fired to Berrian who caught the ball, turned up field and was eventually tackled after a nice 17 yard gain. McNabb looked for Berrian on a deep route on the final drive of the game, but he was well defended and couldn't come up with the reception.
2011 Week 3 vs DET (5 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
It is becoming far too frequent that the once explosive Berrian is completely shut out of the box score. That was the case in this game as he failed to catch any of his 4 targets. The misses weren't necessarily his fault as McNabb's inaccuracy plagued all the receivers, but Berrian simply wasn't open enough to draw more attention. He had an opportunity
2011 Week 4 vs KC (6 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
Berrian found himself truly open just once all day on a 13 yard out, but that play was called back by penalty. The rest of the day he was blanketed by a Chiefs secondary that is not known for blanketing receivers this season. He was overthrown by McNabb on a deep ball down the left sideline, but that was just as well as he had absolutely zero separation.
2011 Week 6 vs CHI (7 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec)
Despite being a healthy scratch last week, Berrian opened this game as one of the starting WRs opposite Percy Harvin. He responded by dropping the first pass that was thrown to him - a quick slant on 3rd and 5 where McNabb hit him right between the numbers. For the most part, Berrian played the part of possession receiver, running short curl and sideline routes for 5-9 yard gains. However, his one big play came just before the half. Harvin broke across the backfield on a fake reverse and when the defense bought the run play, McNabb unloaded deep over the middle to Berrian who made the big catch and fell backwards for a 30 yard gain. It was the longest play of the day for Minnesota.
2010 Week 1 vs NO (3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Berrian had his first opportunity of the year to fill the shoes of Favre's favorite target, the injured Sidney Rice. After struggling mightily in the pre-season, Berrian was non-existent in this game. Favre simply didn't trust him to deliver and Berrian's stat line was evidence as he totaled a meager 3 yards receiving.
2010 Week 2 vs MIA (5 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Berrian got more work after Harvin got hurt, but he was mostly ineffective. While he made a couple of catches, he also was the target on two interceptions. The throws were made in poor judgement, but at the same time, Berrian really didn't seem interested in going after them, since they weren't right on the money. Bottom line, he was not open often enough, and he had zero rapport with his QB.
2010 Week 3 vs DET (4 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
After two seasons, Bernard Berrian and Brett Favre are still not on the same page. With Berrian's experience and speed, he should have been the guy to take over for Sidney Rice. Instead, he's the guy that Favre throws the quick out passes to, meaning if Berrian is to get more than 5-6 yards per pass, he will have to break a few tackles or make someone miss. His two receptions were these type of plays late in the second quarter. He was targeted three times early in the fourth quarter. One play drew a pass interference and the other two were incomplete because the ball was too high or just out of reach. Rice is out for at least another five weeks. Maybe Berrian can get more time with Favre and become a bigger part of the deep passing game.
2010 Week 5 vs NYJ (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Berrian is a forgotten man in this offense and his poor play along with the addition of Moss has relegated him to the bench where he belongs at the moment.
2010 Week 6 vs DAL (2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Berrian's only catch was a 4 yard comeback about 5 minutes into the 3rd quarter. On the next play, a dump to Peterson for a 2 yard loss, Berrian came in with a late hit and was flagged for 15 yards. Favre hit him on a slant route early in the 4th quarter but the ball was thrown too hard and Berrian couldn't come up with the reception.
2010 Week 7 vs GB (2 / 1 / 30 / 0 rec)
Another game, another disappearing act for Berrian. The disappointing WR had only 1 catch for 30 yards and continues to be a non-factor in the Vikings passing attack.
2010 Week 8 vs NE (4 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Berrian had a few short catches over the middle (and a drop), and he was also targeted in the end zone, but the pass was too high. He isn't worth rostering right now, even with Randy Moss's impending release.
2010 Week 9 vs ARI (11 / 9 / 89 / 0 rec, 1 / -8 / 0 rush)
Bernard Berrian may still have some say in his career in Minnesota if he keeps producing like this. Berrian made a nice contribution with some good catches over the middle on bullets from Favre, most of them on slants and in routes. Berrian ran excellent routes on this day and had a very solid performance. Compared to what we have seen from Berrian so far this season, this was a massive improvement.
2010 Week 11 vs GB (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Berrian was listed as active but was not seen on the field. Greg Lewis got a lot of looks in his absence.
2010 Week 13 vs BUF (3 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Bernard Berrian had a 12 yard reception early on in this game and was targeted deep but the ball was thrown too far to the outside to make the play. The Vikings passing game went through Sidney Rice on this day.
2010 Week 14 vs NYG (10 / 5 / 30 / 0 rec)
With Percy Harvin out of the game, Berrian was targeted more than he has been in weeks past. Unfortunately for the Vikings, he didn't do a lot with it. He had a couple key drops in the game and his best reception was just an 11 yard sideline route in the second quarter.
2010 Week 16 vs PHI (4 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Bernard Berrian caught two short passes for eight yards each in Week 17. Berrian was also limping around the field, which might make him iffy for the season finale even if Sidney Rice is out due to a concussion.
2010 Week 17 vs DET (4 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Berrian's only offensive contributions came on the opening drive of the game. He had two short curl route receptions for seven and nine yards respectively. He was also targeted on a deep crossing route a few plays later, but saw the DB coming in for the hit and had alligator arms on the pass, missing his chance at another reception. He was also targeted on the final drive of the game down the sideline, but the ball was thrown too high and he couldn't come down with the reception.
2009 Week 1 vs CLE (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Berrian was all but invisible against Cleveland. He was targeted twice, including on a well-defensed sideline pattern that fell incomplete. Brett Favre elected to target Sidney Rice more frequently outside and often checked down to Percy Harvin and Visanthe Shiancoe, leaving few opportunities for Berrian. Expect even more inconsistent numbers for Berrian if this week's target ratio continues.
2009 Week 2 vs DET (6 / 6 / 46 / 0 rec)
Bernard Berrian showed a solid performance after a weak game against Cleveland. While Favre spread the ball around a lot, Berrian was his favorite target. Berrian caught several short passes and broke them for longer gains, and in general was never far from the action. Early in the game Berrian was the target of a pass where Favre was facing an unblocked rusher. Favre stood tall, took the hit and completed the pass. Early in the 4th quarter, Favre found Berrian on a short roll-out. He also looked for Berrian immediately after Stafford threw his second interception. He had a very solid game, but did not reach the end zone.
2009 Week 3 vs SF (9 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec)
Berrian had identical stats to Sidney Rice (except for the TD), but it was Rice that had the better game. Berrian dropped several balls that were thrown his way early in the game and tipped another pass that was intercepted by the Niners early in the third quarter. Berrian never really synced up with Favre, but they connected a total of four times for the game, including a short sideline route that set up the final TD pass to Lewis. Berrian also took over punt return duties when Darius Reynaud left the game with a hamstring injury early in the third quarter.
2009 Week 4 vs GB (10 / 6 / 75 / 1 rec)
Bernard Berrian put his shaky performance from last week behind him and went right to work for the Vikings. On the opening drive, he took a short pass over the middle and broke it for a 16 yard gain. He also had two other receptions on two targets to keep the ball moving and set up the opening score. Throughout the game, Berrian was used on quick routes that he turned into longer gains and deep threats when Favre was looking to stretch the field and take a shot at the end zone. Early in the third quarter after a long completion to FB Jeff Dugan, Favre spotted the defense in disarray. He quickly snapped the ball, pump faked to Berrian as he performed a double move and hit him for a long bomb down the sideline while Al Harris could only sit and watch. For the game, Berrian finished with team high receptions and receiving yards, and scored a TD. He is the clear #1 receiving option for the Vikings now.
2009 Week 5 vs STL (6 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Bernard Berrian had a quiet game for the Vikings. He made a few catches early in the game but in general was not involved in the offense much. He had one potential big play down the sidelines in the third quarter but the pass was out of bounds and he wasn't able to make the play.
2009 Week 6 vs BAL (5 / 3 / 18 / 1 rec)
Bernard Berrian had another quiet game for the Vikings. He only had three targets but came down with every reception. On his TD reception early in the 1st quarter, he took advantage of Percy Harvin's pick to break to the middle of the end zone. He was wide open and Favre hit him in the numbers for their second TD in as many possessions.
2009 Week 7 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Berrian was the target of several nice quick screens in the second quarter that he turned into solid gains each time. However, he injured his hamstring shortly after that and did not return to the game.
2009 Week 8 vs GB (6 / 3 / 47 / 1 rec)
Berrian wasn't expected to go because of a hamstring injury, and he didn't run many deep routes or flash much speed in this one. He did catch a key third-and-long to set up a third quarter TD, and Berrian also broke a tackle to score the game-clinching TD. It's hard to picture him becoming the #1 target in this passing offense, but as the hamstring gets stronger over the bye, he'll have more big plays and his value will bounce back.
2009 Week 10 vs DET (8 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)
Berrian had a quite game for the Vikings this week. He is clearly limited by his injured hamstring, and his contributions are not nearly as solid as they were earlier in the season. Berrian has become a short and medium yardage receiver for the Vikings, working the sidelines with short corner routes and quick swing and slant routes where Favre gets the ball to him quickly, allowing him to work one on one against defenders to make plays. Unfortunately due to his injury, Berrian has not been getting much beyond his initial catch. He is still contributing to the Viking offense, and should continue to see targets for the rest of the season. Hopefully he recovers from his hamstring injury by the time the playoffs roll around for the Vikings. They are going to need him if they want to make a Super Bowl run.
2009 Week 11 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 11 / 1 rec)
Berrian had another quiet game, catching only two receptions for eleven yards and a TD. The TD was on a short crossing route where Berrian found an open spot in the corner and turned it into a quick six points. He took advantage of the defense triple covering Visanthe Shiancoe and worked the open spot for a TD. Aside from that, Berrian had a quiet game with minimal impact.
2009 Week 12 vs CHI (9 / 6 / 74 / 0 rec)
Berrian seemed to shake off the multiple hamstring injuries that have been bothering him all season against his former team. He set up the first Viking TD when he found himself wide open down the left side of the field. He caught the deep pass from Favre and burned the Bears for 27 yards. Two plays later, he took a handoff from Farve, but pulled up rather than running it in and threw a pass toward Visanthe Shiancoe that fell incomplete but drew an interference call giving the Vikings the ball on the one yard line. He had several other nice short and mid-range passes, working the sidelines and the soft middle of the field, hurting Chicago and keeping the offense moving throughout the game. He's still considered a starter for the Vikings, but his stats are slowly dwindling with the emergence of Percy Harvin.
2009 Week 13 vs ARI (7 / 5 / 36 / 0 rec)
Berrian has officially become a possession receiver for the Vikings. He just happens to be the starter. Despite his seven targets and five receptions, he finished the game with five receptions, but only 36 yards receiving. Four of those five receptions were also for first downs. Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice are the big play and 'go to' receivers for the Vikings, and Berrian is the guy who goes over the middle and will make the short sideline catches when the Vikings need a first down.
2009 Week 14 vs CIN (6 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)
Berrian continued to be the possession receiver that the Vikings need, but was limited by a stingy Cincinnati secondary. He had only two short receptions in the first half that were for less than 10 yards each and were both short of the first down. Later in the fourth quarter, Berrian motioned behind the line of scrimmage and lead Favre on the roll-out after he snapped the ball. Favre laid the ball out in front of him and he made a great catch on the run and broke away from the defense for a big 19 yard gain and a first down. On the following play, Berrian took a quick pass from Favre, and plunged down the field for a nine yard gain, taking three guys to bring him down. Aside from these two back to back plays, Berrian had an unremarkable game and will see even less action when Percy Harvin returns to the lineup.
2009 Week 15 vs CAR (5 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Berrian was the victim of a poor passing game from the Vikings in general, and was well covered when Favre looked to him. The usual quick-outs that the Vikings like to throw to Berrian were well defended, and the short slant routes were covered by the linemen and LBS who were filling the gaps. When he did come down with the ball, he was tackled immediately for minimal gains. Berrian had one medium-range slant that he caught for a nice gain of 17 in the fourth quarter but it was the highlight of his day. He finished with just 25 yards receiving.
2009 Week 16 vs CHI (5 / 3 / 58 / 0 rec)
Berrian looked 100% for the first time in months when he streaked downfield behind a busted coverage for the longest gain of the night by the Vikings (38 yards). He had good timing with Favre on his other two receptions, but they were just modest gains.
2009 Week 17 vs NYG (3 / 2 / 50 / 0 rec)
Bernard Berrian grabbed two passes against the Giants including a 40-yard strike along the sideline in the first quarter where he bobbled the ball but a quick play right after the "catch" kept it from being reviewed. Berrian is still technically a starter fro the Vikings, but he just does not see as many looks as Percy Harvin or Sidney Rice. Berrian is a deep threat, especially in good weather / dome conditions, but with just three targets against the Giants his chances for success are minimized.
2009 Week 19 vs DAL (6 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Once the forgotten man with the emergence of Sidney Rice, Berrian had a solid game against Dallas posting three catches for 32 yards, including two first downs. His best catch came on a quick out to the left sideline wherein Berrian made a double-move to freeze the defender before hauling in the Brett Favre pass for a first down.
2009 Week 20 vs NO (12 / 9 / 102 / 0 rec)
Bernard Berrian was the hot receiver for Minnesota against New Orleans, racking up over 100 yards on nine catches in the NFC Championship Game, his best game of the year by a longshot. Berrian led all Vikings in catches, targets and yardage on the night with several strong grabs, including a 30-yard catch in the fourth quarter between two defenders that helped to put the Vikings in the Red Zone, although Berrian fumbled his next catch away to the Saints. Berrian drew a pass interference call late in the fourth quarter that set up Adrian Peterson's third touchdown of the game that tied the contest at 28-28. Berrian saw a decrease in his numbers this season but his numbers were solid in this game which should show good promise for 2010. As for all Vikings on offense, however, much of next season will depend on Brett Favre's decision to retire or return for yet another year.
2008 Week 1 vs GB (7 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)
Berrian's first target was a deep bomb from QB Tarvaris Jackson down the sideline which bounced off of Berrian's fingertips mid-dive. However, defensive pass interference was called on the play. In the third quarter, Berrian caught a laser pass from Jackson and had an open path to the end zone but veteran DB Charles Woodson made a nice open field tackle from behind to prevent the score. He also made an acrobatic catch in the back of the end zone on a tipped ball but was just barely unable to get his second foot in bounds.
2008 Week 2 vs IND (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The key would be no receptions. One pass was in the dirt in front of Bernard Berrian so he can't be blamed for that one. Berrian was targeted three more times and two were deep. He was covered very well but didn't fight for the ball much either. On one play Berrian tripped himself up on a play that should have been caught and might have gone for a TD. It was obvious that Tavaris Jackson was looking the other way most of the game. Bernard Berrian even got called for an illegal substitution because he didn't get off the field for the punt.
2008 Week 3 vs CAR (5 / 3 / 79 / 0 rec)
Berrian's first catch of the game went for a gain of 21 yards, but two plays latter a pass that deflected of his hands was intercepted by Panthers' CB Chris Gamble. His 48 yard catch in the third quarter on a Gus Frerotte deep ball set up the go ahead touchdown. All three of Berrian's catches went for first downs.
2008 Week 4 vs TEN (8 / 5 / 78 / 0 rec)
For the first time this season, the Vikings were forced to go to the passing game for a significant amount of the day, and do so with a quarterback under center capable of making plays. As would be expected in such circumstances, Berrian's stats benefitted. With eight targets he was tied for the team lead, and he was able to haul in five of them. Almost two-thirds of Berrian's 78 yards came on two plays down the right side of the field, including a dramatic fourth quarter reception that saw Berrian hit in stride, but heading out of bounds. While Berrian (somewhat amazingly) got both feet in-bounds, had quarterback Gus Frerotte thrown the ball only slightly more towards the center of the field, Berrian would not have gone out at the three and would have had a touchdown. Berrian might also have had a 44 yard touchdown on a late second quarter pass where Frerotte laid the ball right in his hands and in stride, but Berrian bobbled the ball away.
2008 Week 5 vs NO (13 / 6 / 110 / 1 rec)
Berrian had a huge night, catching half of Frerotte's total passing yards and being targeted a career high 15 times. He seemed like Frerotte's safety net against blitzes and was able to run solid routes all night. He only caught six balls due to tough coverage, but they were big ones.
2008 Week 6 vs DET (7 / 5 / 131 / 1 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Berrian and Frerotte continued to develop their rapport, with Berrian showing he could run shorter and intermediate routes well. He showcased his speed and elusiveness by turning several shorter passes into long gains, including running one in 86 yards for a touchdown. The only passes Berrian did not catch were one that was thrown too low and anther where Berrian's defender was called for a foul.
2008 Week 7 vs CHI (10 / 6 / 81 / 1 rec)
Berrian was the most targeted Minnesota receiver, catching just over half of his targets for 81 yards and a touchdown. Early in the game Berrian had a 34 yard reception when he got inside of defender, doing a good job of concentrating and catching the ball to finish the play. Near the end of the fourth quarter, he caught a touchdown at the side of end zone, doing a good job getting feet down and maintaining control.
2008 Week 9 vs HOU (7 / 2 / 104 / 1 rec)
This was an impressive performance. Berrian was targeted early and often. Many of his targets were deep throws. One was overthrown and another in double coverage that Berrian just missed. Another was bobbled but could have been a touchdown. He was just inches from a huge day. On his first touchdown he fought for the ball, then made a guy miss, and then outran a DB for the score. It was a quiet second half and Berrian was only targeted once. But, there were only six attempts during the whole second half. The first half was most impressive.
2008 Week 10 vs GB (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The double coverage and single coverage by Al Harris was too much for Bernard Berrian or Gus Frerotte. The defense kept him reception poor today.
2008 Week 11 vs TB (4 / 3 / 46 / 0 rec)
Berrian was targeted four times and finished with three receptions for 46 yards. He was targeted one time on third down and three of his receptions resulted in first downs.
2008 Week 12 vs JAX (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec, 2 / 22 / 0 rush)
Berrian was targeted once on a deep ball and once in the end zone, but neither of them resulted in a reception. The only catch he had was a six yard grab in the first half. The team did try to get him involved in other ways, giving him two rushing attempts on reverses. The first reverse resulted in a 14 yard run to the three yard line (Chester Taylor scored on the next play). The second one followed an injury to Gus Frerotte and happened with Tarvaris Jackson under center. That one went for a four yard pickup.
2008 Week 13 vs CHI (5 / 4 / 122 / 1 rec)
WR Bernard Berrian reeled in a 99 yard touchdown catch in the first half. The play was an integral part of the game and caused a large momentum shift that never moved back to Chicago's side. Berrian sprinted down the sideline and after the cornerback dropped out of coverage QB Gus Frerotte hit him in stride for an easy, long score.
2008 Week 14 vs DET (6 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
Berrian saw a fairly healthy amount of targets, but was never able to get enough separation to do much with those targets.
2008 Week 15 vs ARI (3 / 1 / 41 / 1 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Berrian had a huge first quarter returning one punt for a touchdown for the Vikings' first score, then catching a 41 yard pass to give the Vikings an early 14-0 lead. It was his only catch on the afternoon.
2008 Week 16 vs ATL (6 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Bernard Berrian hurt his leg early in the third quarter. He was out for a while and then tried to play again. The injury is either his knee or ankle but it wasn't clear during the game. He was slowed by the injury when he came back in. He was not effective on deep routes and was not targeted on deep routes the rest of the game.
2008 Week 17 vs NYG (6 / 4 / 81 / 1 rec)
There is absolutely no concern with his injury status. Bernard Berrian was troubled last week, but this week he looked like it was week 1. Berrian outran the Giants secondary to his touchdown. He was also able to get many yards after the catch during the game. There were many times he had to fight for the ball and he won. Berrian is back to normal and playing up to expectations again.
2008 Week 18 vs PHI (7 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)
Bernard Berrian led Minnesota in targets, with eight, but finished with just two receptions for 36 yards. Berrian, like the rest of the Viking receiving corps, struggled to put up big numbers with such shaky QB play.
2007 Week 1 vs SD (10 / 5 / 83 / 0 rec)
Berrian showed a nice ability to get open consistently. While he never got loose downfield for any huge gains, he was able to consistently get in that 15-20 yard range. On several occasions, he had a number of San Diego defenders around him but he was able to find the soft spot in the zone to make the play. It showed he isn't just a burner who hauls in deep balls; he's learning the finer points of the position and did a good job to get open when his team needed him to. One negative on Berrian's performance was on the interception. Rex Grossman threw it deep downfield for Berrian, who appeared to simply end his route and break off the wrong way as the ball was heading left. It was easily intercepted by S Marlon McCree and San Diego took over possession.
2007 Week 2 vs KC (7 / 5 / 65 / 0 rec)
Berrian was the primary deep threat of the Bears offense. He was targeted on one deep throw near the end zone that was badly underthown and almost intercepted. Berrian did fumble on the first Bears drive of the game, ending the possession in Bears territory. However, the Chiefs were unable to capitalize on the turnover.
2007 Week 3 vs DAL (10 / 6 / 73 / 0 rec)
Berrian was targeted often by Rex Grossman early on in this contest. He had four catches in the first quarter, all of which went for first downs. In the second quarter Berrian caught a 12 yard pass that went for another first down, but he dropped a pass that would have went for a long gain. On the play, Berrian ran a slant and go and found himself wide open along the sideline. Grossman placed the pass perfectly, but the ball bounced right off Berrian's chest. He had two targets in the second half, one of which he caught for an 11 yard gain.
2007 Week 4 vs DET (14 / 8 / 99 / 0 rec)
Berrian was the most targeted WR for Chicago but he needs to be more consistent. On two of their first three drives he dropped third down passes that would have moved the chains. He was out fought by a corner back in the end zone for one Detroit interception and had another interception glance off his hand. Both would have been tough catches, but with a new quarterback who is bound to be rusty you have to make tough catches.
2007 Week 5 vs GB (3 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Berrian suffered from an injured toe and a lack of accuracy on Griese's deep ball. His only catch was of the short variety, and the two deep looks he received were well overthrown.
2007 Week 6 vs MIN (8 / 5 / 78 / 1 rec)
Berrian got behind the defense on a 39 yard touchdown reception in the second quarter, though this amounted for half of his production on the day, as the Vikings tried to keep the ball away from him.
2007 Week 7 vs PHI (7 / 4 / 65 / 0 rec)
Berrian finished with four receptions for 65 yards on seven targets. He was able to break through for a 25 yard pass play, but could not find much open space downfield versus the Eagles secondary.
2007 Week 8 vs DET (8 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)
Berrian made a beautiful leaping catch over the middle for 16 yards and a first down on his first reception of the game. He finished the half with three catches for 30 yards. Berrian didn't catch another pass until almost the two minute warning in the second half when he came up with a 15 yard pass for a first down. Berrian struggled to get open against a suspect Detroit secondary.
2007 Week 10 vs OAK (8 / 4 / 89 / 1 rec)
Berrian was the most targeted Chicago receiver, getting eight targets for the game. He was able to bring down four receptions for 89 yards, including a 59 yard touchdown reception that really turned the game for the Bears.
2007 Week 11 vs SEA (12 / 9 / 102 / 0 rec)
With Grossman under centre, Berrian saw the majority of looks on passing plays and eclipsed 100 yards receiving. He showed good hands, but was unable to turn upfield with any of his catches.
2007 Week 12 vs DEN (6 / 3 / 24 / 1 rec)
Berrian faked out Champ Bailey and made a diving catch to tie the game up in the final minute despite a relatively quiet day before that. With the game on the line, Rex Grossman threw the ball to Berrian twice at the goal line.
2007 Week 13 vs NYG (10 / 3 / 59 / 0 rec)
Bernard Berrian caught three passes for 59 yards, on nine total targets. Berrian seemed to get open deep down the left sideline frequently, however Rex Grossman only completed one of those passes for 50 yards. Otherwise Grossman was over-throwing Berrian on his deep targets, a few of which were by narrow margins. Late in the fourth quarter with the Bears third and 15 at midfield, Grossman found Berrian to the left sideline for what would have been a first down but Berrian dropped the catch. Muhsin Muhammad would later convert on fourth and 15, but it further shows that Berrian's truest strength is on go patterns where he can streak down the field, but his hands aren't always reliable.
2007 Week 14 vs WAS (11 / 7 / 91 / 1 rec)
Berrian had the Bears biggest play of the first half on a quick out that he was able to break a tackle on and take 15 yards for a first down. He finished the first half as the Bears leading receiver, catching three passes for 29 yards. Berrian had a great catch for 35 catch in which he went over the defender and was able to bring the ball down. He caught a pass that was originally waived off by the officials as incomplete. It was an impressive catch as Berrian caught the ball over a defender and it looked like his elbows came down in bounds. After it was reviewed by the instant reply it was ruled a touchdown. Berrian went on to have a very good game and some plays down the field for Chicago, including a couple of very athletic catches.
2007 Week 15 vs MIN (5 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Berrian wasn't a big factor in this game. It looked for a moment like he might catch a long TD pass to tie the game with less than two minutes to go, but Orton's pass floated a bit and was picked off by S Darren Sharper.
2007 Week 17 vs NO (7 / 3 / 28 / 1 rec)
Berrian had a relatively quiet afternoon, with his biggest play coming on a nine yard touchdown reception from running back Adrian Peterson. Many of the deep routes that Berrian traditionally ran with Rex Grossman were being run by speedster Devin Hester in this game as the Bears continued to try to get Hester more involved.
2006 Week 1 vs GB (3 / 1 / 49 / 1 rec)
On the first Chicago drive of the game, Berrian broke wide open down the middle and Grossman hit him in stride to complete the 49 yard touchdown. It was the only offensive touchdown in the game.
2006 Week 2 vs DET (6 / 5 / 89 / 1 rec)
Berrian appears to be the receiver the team has been looking for over the past two years to complement veteran Muhsin Muhammad. He led the team with 89 yards on five catches including a couple of circus catches in traffic and a beautiful diving touchdown grab where while fully extended he caught the back end of the football and maintained possession through the landing.
2006 Week 3 vs MIN (11 / 6 / 70 / 0 rec)
Berrian seems to be the perfect compliment to Muhsin Muhammad and the two combined to have 25 balls thrown their way. While Minnesota was able to keep Berrian out of the end zone, the receiver was able to pull down six balls for 70 yards.
2006 Week 4 vs SEA (8 / 3 / 108 / 1 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Berrian tied with Muhsin Muhammad for the team lead in targets. He was frequently used as a deep threat, as evidenced by his 36 yards per reception average. Berrian caught a picture perfect throw from Rex Grossman for a 40 yard touchdown. His 108 receiving yards are a new career high.
2006 Week 5 vs BUF (7 / 4 / 97 / 1 rec)
Berrian led Bears' receivers with four catches for 97 yards and a touchdown. He was unable to get his second foot down in bounds on a 34 yard pass from Grossman in the third quarter costing him his second TD of the afternoon.
2006 Week 6 vs ARI (10 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)
Berrian was targeted deep on the first pass of the game. The defender was beaten but Grossman threw the ball about two yards too far. Berrian would have scored a 62 yard touchdown had he been able to reach the ball. Seven of Berrian's targets came in the second half as the Bears trailed and Grossman looked for big gains. Berrian was the intended target on two of Grossman's interceptions, but both were quarterback errors. Berrian caught two of his ten targets, but most of the others were out of reach. He saw one target in the end zone but the ball sailed over his head. His longest gain of the day was a 17 yard reception which he took to the three yard line.
2006 Week 8 vs SF (6 / 5 / 41 / 0 rec)
Berrian had five receptions for 41 yards. His long gain was a 15 yard catch on his only target of the second half. Berrian fumbled a ball, but it fell harmlessly out of bounds.
2006 Week 9 vs MIA (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
The main deep threat for the Bears was injured on their very first series after catching one pass. It appeared to be a rib injury of some kind, and he did not return to the game.
2006 Week 11 vs NYJ (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Berrian didn't have any official catches but was thrown to three times. He did make a catch for 24 yards but it was called back due to a Chicago holding penalty.
2006 Week 12 vs NE (11 / 5 / 104 / 0 rec)
Berrian seemed to be back in the form that made him a receiving threat for the earlier part of the season, and he wasted no time in getting involved in the offense. Berrian was targeted eight times in the first quarter, catching four of those for four first downs and 94 yards in all. The fourth catch was the highlight, as he made a nice leaping catch inside the New England 10 yard line for a 47 yard reception. Berrian was the intended receiver of multiple deep balls, which helped Chicago in the second half. Although Berrian had no catches after halftime, he was able to draw two defensive pass interferences that gained 45 and 30 yards each.
2006 Week 13 vs MIN (7 / 4 / 21 / 0 rec)
Berrian only had two receptions for 17 yards in the first half. Berrian finished the game with a team high four receptions for 21 yards. He and his fellow receiver's numbers suffered because of Rex Grossman's poor play. Berrian had a game high seven targets for the Bears.
2006 Week 14 vs STL (8 / 3 / 62 / 1 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Berrian was targeted seven times in the first half. He caught one for a gain of 20 yards and then Grossman threw a good pass to hit Berrian in stride for a 34 yard touchdown. He only saw two balls thrown his way in the second half as the Bears switched to the ground game, but he did draw a 21 yard pass interference penalty on one play to give the Bears a first and goal. Berrian was used on one reverse but the play did not gain any yardage.
2006 Week 15 vs TB (7 / 6 / 33 / 0 rec)
Berrian caught six of the seven passes thrown his way for just 33 yards, and failed to stretch the field with any long pass plays against the Buccaneer secondary.
2006 Week 16 vs DET (11 / 5 / 43 / 1 rec)
Berrian was targeted often. Due to his early touchdown reception, he finished with good statistics. Third year player Berrian continues to show a lot of promise for the future. He has arrived this year as a dependable, professional wide receiver.
2006 Week 17 vs GB (3 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Berrian did nothing in the first half and had just one target on a play in which he fell to the turf. He had a nice 17 yard grab down the left sideline when the Bears were pinned deep in their own territory. Berrian had a deep target thrown his way on the Bears' next possession but the pass was well over thrown and out of bounds by Griese. He finished the game with just that one catch for 17 yards.
2006 Week 19 vs SEA (9 / 5 / 105 / 1 rec)
Berrian saw his first target on the second play of the game. QB Rex Grossman hit him on a quick out setting up a third and short. At the start of the second quarter Berrian ran a go route down the center of the field. Grossman hit him in stride for the 68 yard touchdown answering the Seahawks score that had previously tied the game. Just after a Seattle turnover early in the fourth quarter Berrian dropped a deep cross that might have been a touchdown. Grossman put the ball on his back shoulder slightly behind him, but he was alone on the pay and should have made the reception.
2006 Week 20 vs NO (10 / 5 / 85 / 1 rec)
Berrian had a step on CB Fred Thomas down the left sideline at the start of the second Bear drive, but QB Rex Grossman didn't get the ball out in front of him on the attempt. Berrian caught his first pass at the start of the third quarter. He went up high across the middle to pull down a seventeen yard reception. On the next play Grossman tried to lob him another deep ball down the left sideline, but Berrian got his feet tangled up with the defensive back and fell to the ground. He caught two quick outs matched up against Thomas at the end of the third quarter setting up a long ball from Grossman. While falling to the ground he still made the reception and rolled forward to the goal line putting the Bears up by eleven points.
2006 Week 21 vs IND (7 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)
Berrian was the only receiver to see more than one target in the first half for the Bears. He caught two of his four targets in the half for a total of 19 yards. Berrian looked to be a step clear of the defender on his first target of the second half, but the pass was too short and Bob Sanders made the interception. Berrian had a 14 yard catch late in the game as the Colts went into a prevent defense.
2005 Week 1 vs WAS (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Berrian caught the only pass that Kyle Orton threw in his direction for the game. He is the fourth receiver on the Bears behind Muhsin Muhammad, Justin Gage and rookie Mark Bradley.
2005 Week 2 vs DET (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Berrian didn't see much time on the field, and was only targeted on one pass for the game.
2005 Week 5 vs CLE (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Berrian was not targeted by Orton in this game. He did lose a fumble on a carry, but it was recovered by the Bears.
2005 Week 7 vs BAL (2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Berrian was targeted on two consecutive plays in the first quarter, catching both for 15 yards. He wasn't a factor in the final three quarters of the game.
2005 Week 13 vs GB (3 / 3 / 59 / 0 rec)
Berrian caught the Bears' longest pass of the day, a 34 yard completion over the top of the Packer defender down the left sideline. He ultimately caught three passes on four targets for a total of 59 yards, easily leading the Bears in receiving yards. He was targeted on another long pass that was nearly pass interference penalty against the Packers.
2005 Week 14 vs PIT (3 / 1 / 43 / 0 rec)
Berrian hauled in a 43 yard pass from Orton and glided in the mud into the end zone. He was ruled down at the one.
2005 Week 15 vs ATL (6 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec, 2 / 31 / 0 rush)
Berrian contributed in multiple ways in this game, having admirably taken over the punt returning duties and also rushing for 37 yards on an end around to set up the Bears' first score of the game. He did not start the game at wide receiver but saw a lot of time on the field and was the only Bear that seemed to have the ability to stretch the Falcons defense. He caught only two passes for twenty yards and appeared to get away with a pass interference penalty on a long pass attempt early in the game.
2005 Week 16 vs GB (5 / 3 / 93 / 0 rec)
Berrian found himself wide open behind the defense on multiple occasions throughout the game, though he came down with just one big play. In offering a deep threat, Berrian helps to open up the short and medium passing game, as well as the rushing game.