WR Drew Bennett - Baltimore Ravens

6-5, 203Born: 8-26-1978College: UCLADrafted: ---

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Game Recaps

2008 Week 1 vs PHI (1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Bennett caught one ball before leaving the game with an apparent injury.

2007 Week 2 vs SF (8 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)

Bennett was targeted often. He had eight passes sent his way, but he only pulled in three of them for 42 yards. It does seem that he will be a nice complement to the other outstanding members of the Rams' receiving corps.

2007 Week 3 vs TB (4 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)

Bennett was targeted four times in the game but was able to come down with just one reception for no gain. He was targeted three times in the red zone, but could not come down with any receptions in the short field. One of those targets came on a fade in the end zone, where Bulger left the throw short and was intercepted.

2007 Week 4 vs DAL (6 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Bennett was targeted six times, catching two passes for 20 yards. He did receive a target in the red zone on a third down play, but could not come down with the catch.

2007 Week 5 vs ARI (6 / 2 / 32 / 1 rec)

Bennett got the start because WR Isaac Bruce did not play because of an injury. His first catch was a 16 yard touchdown pass over the middle of the field. That would be Bennett's only catch of the first half. He would come and catch a 16 yard pass on the first play of the second half, but that would be his only other catch in the game.

2007 Week 6 vs BAL (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Bennett left the game after tweaking his hamstring. He had no catches, but should have caught one hard throw from Frerotte, that deflected off his hands and turned into an interception.

2007 Week 8 vs CLE (7 / 6 / 63 / 0 rec)

Bennett was the primary option in the Rams passing game, used as a short yardage receiver. Given the injury problems on the Rams offensive line, the short passing game was a major portion of the Rams gameplan. It was in this scheme that the sure-handed Bennett became a major player. He was able to create just enough separation from the defenders, especially running short out routes to the sideline, to be a real problem spot for the Browns defense.

2007 Week 10 vs NO (5 / 4 / 37 / 1 rec)

Bennett beat DB Jason David on his touchdown catch in the third quarter.

2007 Week 12 vs SEA (5 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)

Bennett took a clear back seat to Holt, Bruce, and Jackson in the offense. He did catch four of the five passes thrown his way though, so remained consistent.

2007 Week 13 vs ATL (4 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)

Bennett is sort of an afterthought in the passing game; he's the fourth option, after Holt, Bruce, and Jackson. He caught his first two for first downs, then dropped an easy one, and was only looked to once after that.

2007 Week 14 vs CIN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Bennett was not targeted until the Rams final offensive play, which was an interception.

2007 Week 15 vs GB (7 / 5 / 65 / 0 rec)

Bennett averaged 13 yards on his five catches and three of his grabs went for first downs. Two of those first down receptions came with the Rams operating in third and long situations. The first came on a third and four play when Bennett grabbed a Marc Bulger pass that went for a 13 yard gain. His second long third down conversion came later on in the third quarter when his 16 yard catch and run moved the chains on a third and 14 play. Bulger's first interception of the game deflected off Bennett's hands into the waiting arms of S Atari Bigby.

2007 Week 16 vs PIT (9 / 2 / 35 / 1 rec)

Bennett caught a 23 yard touchdown pass over the middle of the field with a defender draped all over him. It was a perfectly thrown ball by QB Marc Bulger and Bennett made a great over the shoulder catch. He would only catch one more pass for 12 yards in the game.

2007 Week 17 vs ARI (7 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Bennett caught only one ball for four yards, but did drop a touchdown pass from Bulger in the third quarter. It appeared that Bennett was trying to get his feet in bounds in the back of the end zone, but let the ball slip through his fingers.

2006 Week 1 vs NYJ (17 / 8 / 106 / 0 rec)

Bennett was targeted a game high 19 times, which represents just under half of Tennessee's passing attempts. He caught eight of those passes for 106 yards with a long gain of 24 yards. Bennett had a key drop on Tennessee's first drive. Kerry Collins hit him on a nice crossing route and Bennett had room to run after the catch, but he was unable to corral the football. One of Bennett's catches was the Titans' second two point conversion. Bennett was credited with one fumble, but was able to recover the football.

2006 Week 2 vs SD (6 / 3 / 45 / 1 rec)

Bennett wasn't looked to much once Kerry Collins left the game, as Vince Young opted to throw to the backup receivers a lot more. Bennett's touchdown came during garbage time, and it was the only time Young threw Bennett's way all game. The Titans won't lose every game by 33 points, but at this point it appears they will trail quite a bit, and "garbage time" scores such as this one may be common all season.

2006 Week 3 vs MIA (10 / 5 / 84 / 0 rec)

The game started out promising for Bennett as he had a 36 yard reception in the first quarter, and by the second quarter the Titans' offense was starting to move the ball on the Dolphins. By halftime, he had 57 yards receiving. The Miami defense played a lot tougher in the second half. On a third quarter play, Bennett beat the defender on a corner route and was wide open along the sideline, but Collins missed him on what would have been a big play. Collins missed him a couple times when he was open and Bennett's numbers could have been better had they connected on a few more plays.

2006 Week 4 vs DAL (4 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)

Bennett had been the Titans' leading receiver coming into this game, and was not a factor in this game, as he only had two receptions for ten yards. He only had four balls thrown his way.

2006 Week 5 vs IND (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Bennett appeared to sustain a foot injury on his only target, an interception at the Colts' 35 yard line with :03 left in the first half.

2006 Week 6 vs WAS (7 / 3 / 60 / 0 rec)

Bennett came up big on two third downs plays leading to scores for Tennessee. On the opening possession QB Vince Young drilled Bennett with a fifteen yard pass on third and eight to keep the drive alive. Later at the start of the third quarter Bennett went up high to steal the ball away from a defensive back pulling in a 27 yard lob over the top.

2006 Week 8 vs HOU (5 / 1 / 23 / 0 rec)

Bennett had quiet came and his only real scoring opportunity came on a hitch and go route that Young missed him on in the end zone in the third quarter. Bennett's only catch came on a nice 23 yard reception in the fourth quarter in which he used his size to go up and get the ball. He had another good sideline catch that would have been for 32 yards, but that was ruled incomplete because he didn't get both feet in bounds.

2006 Week 9 vs JAX (7 / 3 / 51 / 1 rec)

Bennett dropped a pass that was on target, but also had one thrown behind him and another intended for him tipped. Although Tennessee was forced to pass a lot, they did not feature him much, although he was the recipient of a touchdown pass late in the game.

2006 Week 10 vs BAL (8 / 6 / 115 / 0 rec)

Bennett was targeted eight times in the game, catching six passes for 115 yards. It was a game of two halves for Bennett, who caught five passes for 103 yards in the first half and just one reception for 12 yards in the second. All of his receptions resulted in first downs.

2006 Week 11 vs PHI (4 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)

Bennett started at wide receiver in Week 11, and he caught the first pass that came his way. Unfortunately, he was stopped for no gain and also fumbled the ball, setting up Philadelphia in Titans' territory. Bennett was targeted three more times before halftime but the ball was defended well by the Eagles every time.

2006 Week 12 vs NYG (7 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Bennett had a quiet 35 yards on three receptions. His long reception of the day was a 25 yard catch on a seam route through the Giants' zone defense.

2006 Week 13 vs IND (1 / 1 / 20 / 1 rec)

Bennett caught the only ball thrown to him for a 20 yard touchdown reception. The play was reviewed, but was upheld and credited a touchdown.

2006 Week 14 vs HOU (9 / 6 / 113 / 0 rec)

Bennett was targeted a game high 11 times, more than twice the targets of any other Titan. He caught six of those passes for 113 yards. He had receptions of 29 and 39 yards but also had a drop on Tennessee's second play. Bennett had gotten behind the defense on the play, but had to wait for Young's pass, which fell right through his otherwise sure hands. Had Bennett held the pass, he would have gained about 40 yards.

2006 Week 15 vs JAX (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Bennett managed to get open when he was targeted, but the ball was overthrown on one play, and the pass deflected by a defender on the others, one of which was in the end zone.

2006 Week 16 vs BUF (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Bennett did not record a reception.

2006 Week 17 vs NE (7 / 4 / 75 / 0 rec)

After being shut out in the last two games, Bennett showed up in a big way for this game. He caught four passes for 75 yards, easily the best on the team.

2005 Week 1 vs PIT (7 / 3 / 79 / 0 rec)

Bennett, their only downfield threat, had a mixed day. He did have three receptions for 79 yards, and made a nice catch that was ruled out of bounds that would have gone for 28 had the throw been on target. But he also dropped a couple of passes, and had difficulty shaking double coverage (he wasn't targeted until 9:12 left in the second quarter). The Titans didn't use a ton of three or four wide formations, so it was hard for Bennett to get separation from Pittsburgh's top defenders. Bennett's highlight was a nifty over the shoulder catch past two defenders for a 53 yard gain in the second quarter, but two plays later, he bobbled a pass in the air, which was then intercepted.

2005 Week 2 vs BAL (8 / 3 / 52 / 0 rec)

Bennett was targeted more than any other receiver, but only had three catches to show for it. The former college quarterback also attempted a pass on an end-around, but threw off his back foot and almost had it intercepted. He was covered by Chris McAllister most of the day. His lack of foot speed was apparent on one play many wideouts would have broken for a score, where he was caught from behind by Ray Lewis.

2005 Week 3 vs STL (10 / 6 / 96 / 0 rec)

Bennett had his best game of the season, but did not find the end zone. The absence of Derrick Mason from this offense has put a significantly heavier load on Drew Bennett, and he has found his new role to be increasingly difficult.

2005 Week 4 vs IND (7 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

The Colts played a lot of five deep in the backfield, concentrating on shutting down Bennett. With Bennett double teamed all game long; he had a total of two receptions and was not a factor in the game. The Colts were very successful with their game plan to remove Bennett from the offense. Bennett did have a 28 yard completion taken away from him after the play was reviewed and then changed to an incomplete pass.

2005 Week 5 vs HOU (6 / 5 / 99 / 1 rec)

Bennett, who was listed as questionable for this game with a foot injury, started but was forgotten by Steve McNair until three minutes before halftime when McNair looked his way three times. McNair continued to target him in the third quarter and Bennett finished as the Titans' leading receiver with five catches for 99 yards and a touchdown. Bennett also drew a pass interference penalty in the end zone that would have been an easy touchdown.

2005 Week 6 vs CIN (11 / 7 / 61 / 0 rec)

Bennett saw double coverage often but still managed to come away with seven receptions for 61 yards but no touchdowns. He was an end zone target for McNair late in the game but the pass was thrown way out in front of Bennett running to the corner of the end zone. Bennett was also the intended receiver on one of McNair's interception with Bennett in double coverage. He dislocated his thumb and the team will evaluate his injury this week.

2005 Week 11 vs JAX (8 / 6 / 55 / 0 rec)

Bennett played well, despite wearing a cast on his hand. He ran good routes, and caught most of the passes thrown to him. Bennett was asked to run short to intermediate routes almost exclusively, and did a good job of doing so. He was targeted in the end zone once, but was unable to convert the pass into a touchdown.

2005 Week 12 vs SF (9 / 5 / 52 / 0 rec)

Bennett led the team in targets with nine, and grabbed five balls for 52 yards. He seems to be showing no ill affects from his hand injury.

2005 Week 13 vs IND (9 / 6 / 37 / 0 rec)

Bennett was used as more of a safety net for McNair while the team's TEs were used offensively. Bennett was in the offense all game, but every pass was a short dump off, where Bennett was not the first read on the play. With the Colts' defense playing strong coverage, Bennett received the benefit of the ball as he was rarely in anything above single coverage, if he didn't have a buffer between him and the defender. Bennett was second on the team in targets in both the first and second half; however, nothing was for any kind of a real gain. He averaged six yards a reception on six catches where the longest gain was nine yards.

2005 Week 14 vs HOU (7 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Bennett was the most targeted Titans' receiver, getting seven chances to make a reception against Houston. He was closely defended by the Texans, as they knew that QB Steve McNair would look at Bennett often. With three of his targets getting tipped or batted away, Bennett only missed one catchable ball. Unfortunately, that miss came in the end zone, and would have been a five yard score.

2005 Week 15 vs SEA (12 / 8 / 93 / 2 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)

Bennett was matched up with backup CB Jordan Babineaux for most of the game. Bennett was easily able to gain separation and burned him for two touchdowns, and nearly two others. Of note, Bennett didn't start the game, but was on the field shortly after Tennessee began their first drive.

2005 Week 16 vs MIA (10 / 4 / 70 / 1 rec)

Bennett was coming off his best performance of the season and he was able to score the Titans only touchdown of the game on a 55 yard reception from Billy Volek in the fourth quarter. He saw the safety confused on the play and came back for the under thrown ball and easily walked into the end zone. He finished the day with leading the team with four receptions for 70 yards.

2005 Week 17 vs JAX (5 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Bennett had his worst game of the season with just one catch for nine yards. The Titans' best receiver suffered throughout the first half as Matt Mauck frequently looked for the short passes underneath versus looking downfield for Bennett and others. Bennett was triple covered and the intended receiver on Mauck's interception in the first quarter.