WR Muhsin Muhammad - Free Agent
|6-2, 217||Born: 5-5-1973||College: Michigan State||Drafted: Round 2, pick|
2009 Week 1 vs PHI (9 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)
Carolina struggled in throwing the ball all game against a very stingy Eagles' defense, but Muhammad assumed his normal role as the possession receiver and complimentary option to Steve Smith. Muhammad led all Panthers in targets but was victimized by the struggles of Jake Delhomme, which limited Muhammad to just four receptions. A penalty also took away Muhammad's biggest catch of the game of over 20 yards. Late in the second half Muhammad was shaken up on a hard hit but was able to get up and continue in the game.
2009 Week 2 vs ATL (7 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)
Muhammad was an afterthought in the gameplan. He got a little banged up, and two of his four catches came on the desperation drive that ended with a Chris Houston interception. His main function on this team seems to be as a run blocker at this time.
2009 Week 3 vs DAL (9 / 6 / 51 / 0 rec)
Muhammad could have had a much bigger game, but his 79-yard catch and run TD was nullified by a good offensive pass interference call. Muhammad put his hand on Michael Jenkins back and bent him over as the pass was arriving. He did show decent speed for an older WR on the run after catch. He was targeted deep one other time, and Delhomme underthrew the pass, so it resulted in an interception. Muhammad bears part of the blame because he didn't turn into a DB and make a play on the ball. On his short catches, Muhammad ran like a rugged running back, breaking tackles and generally forcing a good effort to get him down. He seemed to be as prominent in the gameplan as Steve Smith, maybe even more after Smith's freelancing caused an interception return for TD.
2009 Week 5 vs WAS (10 / 5 / 39 / 0 rec)
Muhammad had one of his more productive games in recent memory with 5 catches for 39 yards. While Smith was patrolling the middle of the field, Muhammad worked almost exclusively outside of the right-side hashmark. Not long after a completion to the deep-right side of the field, Delhomme and Muhammad tried the same play and the pass was intercepted by Deangelo Hall. Otherwise, Muhammad spent much of his time running slants and hitches as the defense spotted him 5-7 yards at the line of scrimmage.
2009 Week 6 vs TB (4 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Muhammad proved that he is still reliable when thrown to, and can still get open and move the chains. But his only deeper target was unsuccessful; he wasn't able to gain separation, and Delhomme wasn't able to get the ball where he could have caught it.
2009 Week 7 vs BUF (2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Muhammad wasn't involved much in the passing game, and then he got hurt. He looks like the fifth or sixth best target in this passing offense right now. He can be dropped in most leagues.
2009 Week 10 vs ATL (8 / 6 / 91 / 0 rec)
Muhammad triumphantly returned to the lineup with a strong performance. He was getting open downfield consistently, and getting yards after the catch, even breaking tackles after more than one catch. He showed that his timing with Delhomme is still on point on a back shoulder throw at the sidelines, and Muhammad seemed to be Delhomme's preferred first read in the no-huddle. He's worth a pickup in deep PPR leagues.
2009 Week 11 vs MIA (5 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Veteran wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad had just three catches on the night against the Dolphins, highlighted by a 13-yard grab to start the second quarter. Muhammad dropped a possible touchdown catch on the opening drive down at the seven-yard line with just one man to beat but the ball bounced off of his hands. With quarterback Jake Delhomme struggling, Muhammad should be on the fantasy bench at best.
2009 Week 12 vs NYJ (6 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Muhammad's biggest moment in this game came on a flea flicker target in the end zone. Muhammad was clearly interfered with as the ball arrived, but he committed an interference penalty of his own earlier in the play, turning what could have been a big play for the Panthers into a simple do-over.
2009 Week 13 vs TB (5 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)
Muhammad is healthy again, and he helped out Matt Moore with good routes and hands at the sidelines. Muhammad did get open deep early, but Moore underthrew him. Muhammad's routes seemed to be on time with Moore's delivery, and he should be an adequate end of the bench desperation play in deep PPR leagues for the rest of the season.
2009 Week 14 vs NE (7 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
The veteran receiver led the Panthers with just 3 catches on the day, and was lost in the cloud of mediocrity by QB Matt Moore as he spread the ball around to seven different receivers. When a receiver leads your team in catches with 3 receptions, it leaves you wanting for more. It's stats like these that display how badly the Carolina offense needs more playmakers.
2009 Week 15 vs MIN (3 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Muhammed was more of a possession receiver for the Panthers in this game than a #2 WR. He had two receptions key receptions for first downs in the game, but was more of bystander to the Steve Smith and Jonathan Stewart show.
2009 Week 16 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 56 / 1 rec)
Muhammad showed that he still has veteran smarts on a long TD when he used a subtle pushoff to gain separation from Terrell Thomas on a perfect ball from Matt Moore. He also dropped another deep ball from Moore than was on target. As usual, his contributions as a run blocker also helped establish the Panthers physical dominance in this game.
2009 Week 17 vs NO (10 / 7 / 85 / 0 rec)
Muhammad had a very effective game in week 17 for the Panthers, filling in as their #1 WR in place of Steve Smith. Muhammad was targeted a team high 10 times by QB Matt Moore and turned in one of his best games of the season in the process. Muhammad still has ability to make plays as evidenced by a short smoke route catch where he broke multiple tackles for a sizeable gain.
2008 Week 1 vs SD (15 / 6 / 56 / 0 rec)
In the early part of this game, it appeared that Muhammad was going to be Delhomme's clear cut go to guy for the entire afternoon. Many fantasy owners recall several years ago when Steve Smith was out of action with the Panthers and Muhammad stepped in to put up career-best statistics. He actually finished the year as the number one ranked fantasy wide receiver that year, and his involvement in the first half of this game suggested he'd pick up where he left off. He was thrown to ten times in the first half, but caught only four of those passes. One of them resulted in a five yard reception right at the goal line, but he was unable to push it across for the score. In the second half, the looks dwindled to just five and he caught only two.
2008 Week 2 vs CHI (6 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)
Muhammad very nearly had a tackle breaking 32 yard touchdown catch, but it was called back because of a holding penalty on the offense. However, Muhammad still managed to haul in 5 balls for 59 yards, as Delhomme's most consistent receiver of the afternoon. His best catch came early in the third quarter when Delhomme connected with him for a 33 yard gain, however the drive ended the next play when Delhomme threw an interception.
2008 Week 3 vs MIN (6 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Despite catching only three passes, Muhammad was the second most targeted Carolina wide receiver. He was the intended receiver on a number of deeper passes, including one down near the goal line, but all of those passes fell to the ground incomplete.
2008 Week 4 vs ATL (10 / 8 / 147 / 1 rec)
Muhammad had his first 100 yard game since 2006 and his best receiving totals since his last year as a Panther in 2004. Muhammad benefitted from the attention Steve Smith drew from Atlanta's secondary. He made tough catches in traffic and was able to get downfield as well. He also showed some nifty running skills by making two defenders miss on one play. Muhammad's long reception was a 36 yard touchdown. He was wide open down the seam after the defensive back bit on his out move. Muhammad made a nice sideline grab and got his feet down for a 14 yard gain. He also lost a 17 yard reception to an illegal formation penalty. Muhammad had his hands on both of his other targets, but was unable to haul the passes in. Both were high passes and tough chances. Muhammad was credited with a delay of game penalty after spiking the ball following a nicely thrown fade down the sideline. Muhammad's touchdown was his 45th as a Panther and moves him past Wesley Walls for first place on Carolina's all time list.
2008 Week 5 vs KC (4 / 3 / 71 / 1 rec)
Muhammad caught Delhomme's first pass attempt of the day, and then was promptly ignored in favor of Steve Smith for most of the day. He was ready when called on though, and turned a short catch into a 47 yard touchdown in the third quarter.
2008 Week 6 vs TB (7 / 4 / 68 / 0 rec)
Muhammad was targeted seven times and came down with four receptions for 68 yards. He was targeted on a jump ball play in the end zone, but the ball was tipped and intercepted by Tampa Bay.
2008 Week 7 vs NO (6 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)
Despite tight coverage, Muhammad made three key grabs, including a juggling catch for a first down. He is still the perfect compliment to Steve Smith and his presence also helps the rushing attack.
2008 Week 8 vs ARI (8 / 5 / 38 / 0 rec)
Muhammad had only five catches for 38 yards. His longest reception was 11 yards. Muhammad dropped a sure touchdown pass at the Arizona five yard line in the first quarter.
2008 Week 10 vs OAK (6 / 3 / 38 / 1 rec)
Muhsin Muhammad was targeted six times and finished with three receptions for 38 yards. He scored a first quarter touchdown on the team's first possession as he caught a three yard touchdown from QB Jake Delhomme.
2008 Week 11 vs DET (2 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Muhammad was not a beneficiary of the weak Lions' run defense, as he only received two targets from Delhomme and ended up the game with one catch for 16 yards.
2008 Week 12 vs ATL (9 / 4 / 40 / 1 rec)
Muhammed added a late touchdown with three catches on the final Panthers scoring drive, but had struggled all afternoon prior to this drive, with balls just behind him bouncing off his hands, including one on a crossing route into the end zone.
2008 Week 13 vs GB (3 / 2 / 50 / 0 rec)
The first play of the game was a flea flicker to Muhsin Muhammad and the only thing that kept him from catching this long pass was pass interference. Muhammad was thrown to the ground on that play. He was still able to get 50 yards on the day even after losing that big play.
2008 Week 14 vs TB (3 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)
Muhammad had two catches for 31 yards in the first half and added one more reception for 12 yards in the second half.
2008 Week 15 vs DEN (8 / 4 / 70 / 0 rec)
Muhammad had gains of 27 and 24 yards among his four catches.
2008 Week 16 vs NYG (7 / 4 / 80 / 0 rec)
Muhammad took a 60 yard pass and catch down to the New York four yard line. On the very next play he caught a pass for a gain of one yard. His fifth target came near the end of the third quarter and went for a first down.
2008 Week 17 vs NO (8 / 7 / 79 / 1 rec)
The possession receiver in the offense is Muhsin Muhammad. Muhammad has nose for finding the open areas of the defense and is able to exploit them and give his quarterback a reliable target to throw to. His touchdown reception was a good example of his abilities as he was able to find an open spot in the front of the end zone and came up with the reception for an early 16 - 3 lead.
2008 Week 19 vs ARI (11 / 5 / 55 / 0 rec)
Muhammad was a key ingredient in Carolina's resurgence this season. While he led his team with eleven targets and five receptions for 55 yards they need him to be the complimentary back to Steve Smith. Muhammad had to fight through tight coverage and eight of his targets came in the second half. He is primarily their short yardage receiver, and while his biggest gain covered 20 yards he still only averaged 11 yards per reception.
2007 Week 1 vs SD (4 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Muhammad was uncharacteristically quiet, with just one reception late in the second half for a very minimal gain.
2007 Week 2 vs KC (4 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Muhammad was not very involved in the Bear passing game and was one of the main culprits of Grossman's inaccuracy. He did not help himself by dropping a sure reception in the fourth quarter on a drive that ended in a Grossman interception on the next play.
2007 Week 3 vs DAL (10 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Despite the high number of targets, Muhammad was only able to catch two passes for 21 yards. All three of Rex Grossman's interceptions were intended for him.
2007 Week 4 vs DET (7 / 5 / 49 / 1 rec)
It was nice to see Muhammad involved in the game plan again. He scored Chicago's first touchdown when he caught a 15 yard slant pass in the second quarter, and caught five balls on the day. Through Chicago's first three games he only caught four pass.
2007 Week 5 vs GB (3 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Muhammad's numbers suffered as all the Bears' receivers did with Griese at the helm. Griese targeted the tight ends 13 times, and the wide receivers nine.
2007 Week 6 vs MIN (7 / 2 / 44 / 1 rec)
Muhammed came across the middle late in the game to catch a well thrown ball and broke away from his defender for a 33 yard touchdown.
2007 Week 7 vs PHI (7 / 5 / 79 / 1 rec)
Muhammad was targeted seven times, catching five passes for 79 yards and coming through with the club's biggest play of the game, catching a 15 yard touchdown with seconds left to win the game.
2007 Week 8 vs DET (3 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Muhammad had one catch for seven yards in the first half. He caught his second pass for 16 yards midway through the third quarter. He was not much of factor through most of the game as he and the Bears receivers struggled to get open.
2007 Week 10 vs OAK (6 / 4 / 87 / 0 rec)
Muhammad was targeted six times, catching four passes for 87 yards, four of which resulted in Chicago first downs.
2007 Week 11 vs SEA (4 / 3 / 71 / 0 rec)
Muhammad was the clear loser of the QB change. He was only targeted once in the first half, but when he got his chances he looked very good.
2007 Week 12 vs DEN (5 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Muhammad nearly caught a touchdown with a very nice catch on the right side of the end zone in the first half, but couldn't get both feet down as he tried to pull the ball in while being closely covered.
2007 Week 13 vs NYG (6 / 3 / 52 / 0 rec)
Muhsin Muhammad caught three passes for 52 yards on six targets. His biggest play of the game came late in the fourth quarter on the final drive of the game. The Bears were fourth and 15 from midfield, and Muhammad caught a Grossman bullet pass for a 20 yard gain to extend the game for a few more plays. With Grossman's strength throwing the deep ball, Muhammad figures to remain an inconsistent option in the offense since it's Bernard Berrian with the deep speed.
2007 Week 14 vs WAS (5 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)
Muhammad caught three passes for 22 yards in the first half and would add two catches for five more yards in the second half.
2007 Week 15 vs MIN (6 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
Orton looked for Muhammad at critical moments in this game, but the veteran WR came up with only two catches. He appeared to score on one of them, but after an official review, the play was overturned and spotted at the one yard line.
2007 Week 17 vs NO (3 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
Muhammad converted on all three passes thrown his way, averaging under ten yards per reception.
2006 Week 1 vs GB (7 / 6 / 102 / 0 rec)
Muhammad lost a few pounds in the off season and looks much faster than last year. He still has great hands and offers Grossman an inviting target. He was able to out muscle the shorter Green Bay corner Charles Woodson, and found ways to get open when his quarterback got flushed from the pocket.
2006 Week 2 vs DET (7 / 4 / 59 / 0 rec)
Muhammad remains the Bears' primary target especially on third down plays. He is unafraid to extend himself in areas where he is going to get hit. He had four catches on the day for 59 yards.
2006 Week 3 vs MIN (13 / 9 / 118 / 0 rec)
Muhammad led the Bears' receivers with nine catches for 18 yards including a number of chain moving receptions. While he has yet to find the end zone, he is quarterback Rex Grossman's primary read on clutch third down plays.
2006 Week 4 vs SEA (7 / 5 / 45 / 1 rec)
Muhammad tied with Bernard Berrian for the team lead in targets. He was Grossman's most reliable target, pulling in five receptions including a first half touchdown.
2006 Week 5 vs BUF (6 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
Muhammad managed to catch just two of the seven balls thrown his way for a total of ten yards. He was blanketed most of the day by multiple Bills' defenders.
2006 Week 6 vs ARI (7 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Muhammad was the intended target when Grossman threw his first interception. He did not have many chances to catch the seven passes thrown his way, although he did drop one after being hit by Eric Green. Muhammad only caught one pass for two yards.
2006 Week 8 vs SF (6 / 5 / 65 / 1 rec)
Muhammad led Chicago receivers with five receptions for 65 yards. Muhammad had catches of 19 and 27 yards. Rex Grossman hit him in the back of the end zone for a five yard touchdown pass. The ball was underthrown, but Muhammad was able to reel it in. Muhammad now has ten career touchdowns against the 49ers. Muhammad's most impressive catch went for an eight yard gain on a low Grossman throw. Muhammad was able to get his hands under the ball and secure the reception. With the Bears holding a big lead, Muhammad was not targeted in the second half.
2006 Week 9 vs MIA (9 / 2 / 42 / 1 rec)
Mushin Muhammad caught just two passes for 42 yards, but he scored the Bears' only TD with a great effort against tight coverage. Muhammad was just one of the Chicago receivers Grossman had trouble locating.
2006 Week 10 vs NYG (11 / 7 / 123 / 1 rec)
Muhammad was far and away Grossman's favorite target. He led the Bears in receptions and receiving yards, and scored a ten yard touchdown in the third quarter. Muhammad had another chance to score but fumbled the ball at the Giants' one yard line.
2006 Week 11 vs NYJ (3 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Muhammad had scored touchdowns in his last three games prior to this game. It was a quiet game for Muhammad. He caught two passes for 29 yards, one of which was a 28 yard completion late in the third quarter. Grossman only looked his way three times in the game.
2006 Week 12 vs NE (8 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
Muhammad started with a five yard short reception in the first quarter, but caught only one other pass in the first half. His 14 yard catch in the second quarter was also worth a fresh set of downs, and his other three targets were uncatchable, including a deep end zone target that was too deep and out of the back of the end zone. His second half started well with an 18 yard catch, his longest of Week 12. His final three targets fell incomplete, but Muhammad had no real chance to make a play on any of those passes.
2006 Week 13 vs MIN (3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
The Bears tried to go deep to Muhammad early in the game when he had one-on-one coverage but Rex Grossman overthrew him on the play. The Bears receivers were hurt by Grossman's inconsistent play in the first half and Muhammad only had one catch for five yards. The Bears only attempted nine passes in the first half as Grossman had two early interceptions, and Chicago went to a more conservative offense after the turnovers. Muhammad had no receptions in the second half as Grossman only completed three passes in the second half and only had 12 yards passing.
2006 Week 14 vs STL (4 / 3 / 50 / 1 rec)
Muhammad was only targeted once in the first half and could not make the catch. On the Bears' opening possession of the second half, Muhammad had gains of 15 yards and 21 yards. He then had a key block to release Thomas Jones on a 30 yard touchdown run. On the following drive, Muhammad was the recipient of a well floated pass for a 14 yard touchdown. Late in the game, Muhammad recovered an onside kick.
2006 Week 15 vs TB (11 / 6 / 85 / 0 rec)
Muhammad was the most targeted Chicago receiver with 11, catching six passes for 85 yards for the game.
2006 Week 16 vs DET (10 / 3 / 64 / 0 rec)
Muhammad was targeted ten times but could connect with Grossman on only three attempts. He should continue to be regularly targeted and provide fair to good stats.
2006 Week 17 vs GB (5 / 1 / 27 / 0 rec)
Muhammad had a deep target thrown his way early but the defender jarred the ball loose with a solid hit. His only reception of the game, a 27 yard grab, was early in the second quarter on a short pass underneath from Grossman that Muhammad eluded a tackler and produced nice yardage after the catch. Muhammad was the intended receiver on one of Griese's interceptions.
2006 Week 19 vs SEA (7 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)
Muhammad pulled in his first target on the second Chicago drive on a quick eight yard hitch in the right flat. Just before halftime Muhammad gave the Bears' offense a jumpstart with a 21 yard reception up the left seam. He followed up that play with another nine yard reception helping to set up the second touchdown by RB Thomas Jones. Muhammad saw two passing targets during the third quarter. The first was a quick hitter at the line of scrimmage that drew a pass interference flag. The second was a deep ball down the left sideline on a double move. He forced CB Kelly Jennings into an illegal contact flag with the move because he would have blown by him for a score on the play. At the start of the fourth quarter QB Rex Grossman hit Muhammad near the goal line on the back should. The ball popped up into the air and was intercepted by a Seattle defensive back.
2006 Week 20 vs NO (4 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
Muhammad dropped his first target on a third down. QB Rex Grossman drilled him on a short cross going from right to left, but Muhammad couldn't pull in the dart. Even he had caught the pass he would have likely been tackled short of the mark. Early in the third quarter Muhammad was open on a post down the center of the field, but Grossman put the ball too far out in front of him on the third down play. He made his first reception on the final play of the third quarter pulling in a 20 yard pass. The post pattern put the Bears in Saints' territory and led to the Berrian touchdown.
2006 Week 21 vs IND (3 / 3 / 35 / 1 rec)
Muhammad was only targeted once in the first half, but he caught the pass for a four yard touchdown. He then made receptions of nine yards and 22 yards in the second half, but his next target was returned 56 yards for a touchdown. Muhammad had no chance to stop the interception as the ball was poorly thrown.
2005 Week 1 vs WAS (12 / 6 / 59 / 0 rec)
Muhammad was clearly Kyle Orton's favorite target amongst the WR corps, with 12 of the 19 targets to the group. He was also Orton's primary receiving threat in the red zone, being targeted twice on three passes. Late in the game, the Redskins were clearly keying on Muhammad, bracketing him with double coverage and making Orton force the ball into his top receiver. The Bears may have to spread the ball around a bit more in order to loosen the coverage on Muhammad. He also dropped two passes that he clearly should have caught, and one other that he had his hands on but was a difficult play.
2005 Week 2 vs DET (9 / 6 / 81 / 1 rec)
He led the team with his nine targets, and caught the Bears' only touchdown through the air for the game. His 28 yard touchdown was caught between two defenders and he held the ball despite a solid hit by the Detroit secondary. He was wide open on another target but Kyle Orton just missed him. He didn't see much action in the second half with the Bears holding a significant lead.
2005 Week 3 vs CIN (12 / 4 / 58 / 0 rec)
Muhammad was clearly the go to guy for Chicago, specifically in the second half when he saw 11 of his 13 targets. Still, despite all of the action late, Muhammad was unable to do much with his targets. And, unlike Mark Bradley and Bobby Wade, Muhammad's reason for a lack of production didn't solely rest on Kyle Orton. Muhammad had several catchable balls go through his hands and off his fingertips, falling for incompletions. It was very uncharacteristic for a player who is widely regarded for having outstanding hands to be missing so many passes.
2005 Week 5 vs CLE (9 / 6 / 52 / 0 rec)
Once again Muhammad was Orton's favorite target. Muhammad made a two yard reception in the first quarter. He made a great 22 yard catch after getting tripped up in the second quarter. He made a short catch for five yards in coverage. Muhammad was targeted in double coverage in the end zone and Orton was forced to overthrow him.
2005 Week 6 vs MIN (12 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec)
Muhammad had a modest 48 yards on five catches, despite being targeted 13 times by his quarterback. Although Muhammad can be blamed for two dropped passes, many of the passes thrown in his direction were uncatchable. Muhammad had a nice catch on a crossing route down to the Vikings' six yard line to set up the Bears' first touchdown.
2005 Week 7 vs BAL (7 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Although he was targeted a team high ten times, he only caught three passes for 40 yards, far from his expected numbers.
2005 Week 8 vs DET (9 / 4 / 49 / 1 rec)
Muhammad made a 23 yard touchdown reception during the second quarter. He had a pass go through his hands in the third quarter. Muhammad was targeted too high at the end of the fourth quarter. He was wide open during overtime, but Orton overthrew him.
2005 Week 9 vs NO (9 / 3 / 85 / 0 rec)
Muhammad only caught three balls despite being targeted a team high 11 times. He was interfered with twice, once on a long pass that was intercepted by the Saints but nullified by the penalty. He was targeted twice in the red zone, and one was nearly caught in the front corner of the end zone before it was batted away by the Saints' defender. Bears' QB Kyle Orton clearly has confidence in Muhammad, throwing in his direction even when it appears he is tightly covered downfield. Orton completed one pass to him when he was blanketed by the Saints' CB, and Orton threw it high enough so that only Muhammad could reach it. Muhammad also caught a 22 yard pass that set up the game winning field goal.
2005 Week 10 vs SF (3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Muhammad was targeted a team-high four times by Bears' QB Kyle Orton, but only came away with one catch for three yards. One of the balls thrown in his direction resulted in an interception in the end zone when Orton failed to connect with him despite being open. Muhammad was also targeted on a long sideline pass that looked uncatchable, but officials called a pass interference penalty on San Francisco anyway. His one completion was in the red zone, but was caught well short of the goal line.
2005 Week 11 vs CAR (12 / 6 / 49 / 1 rec)
Muhammad posted six receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown versus his former team. But he could have and should have had more. Surprisingly, he had three drops including one that would have gone for his second touchdown on the day.
2005 Week 12 vs TB (8 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)
Muhammad pulled in half of the passes thrown his was ending the day with four receptions for 38 yards. He and Justin Gage had the majority of the passes thrown their way, and even though he is not in a high scoring offense, he is a big part of a successful team this year. His biggest catch was for thirteen yards in the first quarter, which led to a 25 yard field goal and the Bears' second score of the game. He also caught a 14 yard pass late in the fourth quarter to keep a drive going.
2005 Week 13 vs GB (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Muhammad was held without a catch on the game. He was well covered most of the game, but the balls thrown in his direction were often not particularly accurate. All of his targets came in Packers' territory, and one was a fade pattern in the end zone from the three yard line.
2005 Week 14 vs PIT (14 / 8 / 91 / 0 rec)
As Chicago's only real receiving threat, Muhammad took on more targets than the rest of the team combined. He came up strong almost every time the Steelers blitzed with a defensive back, leaving him in single coverage and picked up 55 first half yards and three first downs. In the second half, visibility and traction were so poor; it was hard for him (or any receiver) to get downfield fast enough for Orton to deliver. Muhammad had one drop on third down and 11 yards that would have been good for 13. He added three receptions and 36 yards on the Bears final drive.
2005 Week 15 vs ATL (6 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)
Muhammad was the biggest beneficiary of the Bears' decision to switch quarterbacks at halftime. He wasn't a factor in the first half with only one target, which became a long pass interference call against the Falcons. The game analysts reported that Muhammad was open often in the first half and Orton wasn't getting him the ball, prompting the change at quarterback. With the insertion of Grossman at quarterback, the Bears opened up the offense and Muhammad was in the main attraction early in the second half. He was targeted six times by Grossman and caught three passes for 40 yards. He was targeted twice inside the Falcon ten yard line, but didn't catch either pass. The first was well defended and the second was off target and intercepted. He did catch one red zone pass earlier in the drive and was tackled at the four yard line. He later dropped a Grossman pass that was right on target and should have been easily caught.
2005 Week 16 vs GB (10 / 5 / 58 / 1 rec)
While Muhammad caught a touchdown, he watched a second one slip through his hands on a surprise pass over the top on fourth down late in the game, and dropped three passes on the afternoon despite making a number of nice grabs earlier.