Prior to Chicago’s Week 8 loss at Dallas, Kmet had gone 28 straight games without a receiving touchdown. Kmet then recorded his first TD reception of 2022 against the Cowboys. In each of the past two weeks, the third-year tight end has two receiving touchdowns, including a 50-yard pass he caught from quarterback Justin Fields in the third quarter Sunday against the Detroit Lions to put Chicago up 24-10.
The Bears’ dominant rushing attack had put up 172 yards on the Lions, making the threat of the run Detroit’s focus on a second-and-1 play when Fields utilized play-action to his advantage to find Kmet wide open downfield.
Kmet’s 50-yard touchdown reception was his second of the game. He also caught a 6-yard touchdown on the Bears’ opening drive of the second half.
According to ESPN Stats and Information, Kmet is the second player this season with two receiving touchdowns in back-to-back games and the first Bears player with two receiving touchdowns in back-to-back games since Johnny Morris in 1964.
Fields, meanwhile, is the third QB in the Super Bowl Era to record two passing touchdowns and a rushing TD in three straight games, joining Michael Vick in 2010 and Steve Grogan in 1976.