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In week two, Sanzenbacher had just three receptions for 33 total receiving yards. However, he did score Chicago's only TD of the day against the Saints.
In the first quarter on 2nd and 22, Sanbancher lined up in the slot and ran a five-yard square in over the middle of the field. Jay Cutler was under pressure, and dumped the ball to Sanzenbacher over the middle. However, Scott Shanle held Sanzenbacher's arm and he was flagged for holding. The pass fell incomplete, but the Bears got a first down as a result of the play.
Five plays later, the Bears were facing second and goal from the eight-yard line. Sanzenbacher lined up as a tight end on the right side of the field. The Saints completely missed him in coverage and Cutler hit him in stride for an eight-yard TD reception.
Sanzenbacher's next offensive action didn't come until five minutes left in the second quarter. The Bears were down 13-7 and it was 2nd and 10 on their own 19. Sanzenbacher lined up in the slot and ran a short crossing route. He caught the quick pass from Jay Cutler and was dropped immediately for an eight-yard gain.
After another field goal by the Saints, the Bears started the final two minute drive of the half from their own 20-yard line. The Bears came out in a four receiver set with Sanzenbacher lined up in the slot on the left. Sanzenbacher ran a short eight-yard curl, but the defender was able to jump in front of him and break up the pass.
On their opening drive of the third quarter, the Bears used a 30-yard strike to Johnny Knox to get to the New Orleans 20. On 2nd and 10, Sanzenbacher lined up in the slot on the left hand side and ran a corner route toward the front of the end zone. Cutler floated him a pass, but it was a bit overthrown and Sanzenbacher was well defended. The ball fell incomplete.
With 5:18 left in the third quarter, the Bears faced 3rd and 10 from their own 45. Sanzenbacher lined up in the right slot of a four wide receiver set. He hesitated at the snap, then split the defenders down the middle of the field. Cutler hit him with a great pass right in the chest, but Sanzenbacher dropped the ball, forcing Chicago to punt.
By the fourth quarter, the Saints had extended their lead to 30-13, and the Bears were passing on almost every down. Cutler was sacked at least once on every series, and the Bears faced long second and third down situations. With Chicago passing more, Sanzenbacher saw more time on the field, and had a chance to pad his stats a bit.
With 6:57 left in the game, the Bears faced 3rd and 18. Sanzenbacher lined up in the left slot. He cut across the middle and was open, but Cutler threw the ball a little high. It skipped off of Sanzenbacher's hands, and he took a hard shot. However, despite not making the catch, he bounced right back up and headed back to the sideline.
On the next series, Chicago faced a 1st and 15 after a false start penalty. Sanzenbacher lined up in the right slot and ran a deep curl. Cutler had to step up, and then threw a solid pass to Sanzenbacher who made the catch for a gain of 17 and the first down. It was his last target of the day.