ST. LOUIS – Zach Miller used the video board in the north end zone to chart a path through the St. Louis Rams defense. It was especially helpful when he had only one more man to beat.
The Chicago Bears tight end with the 11.6-yard career average per reception got a rare chance to show off his speed and elusive qualities on an 87-yard score that was one of two plays St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher called "backbreakers" in a 37-13 victory on Sunday.
"I did not want to get caught," Miller said. "I'd be getting clowned by everybody if I got caught."
Cornerback Trumaine Johnson was bearing down on Miller just past midfield. But Miller noticed and swerved at the St. Louis 45, leaving Johnson grabbing nothing but air.
Miller caught a second touchdown pass, and Jeremy Langford also had two TDs for Chicago against the Rams (4-5).
Jay Cutler added a 26-yard scramble, the quarterback's longest since 2009, for Chicago. He could have had more had he not made a safety-first slide in the third quarter, but said it wasn't because he'd spotted defenders bearing down on him, joking, "I'm not that talented."
The 87-yarder was the longest receiving TD by a Bears tight end since Willard Dewveall had a 91-yarder in 1960 against the 49ers, according to STATS. It was the longest receiving TD by any tight end since Heath Miller's 87-yarder in 2006 for Pittsburgh against the Dolphins.
The Bears (4-5) improved to 3-1 on the road. They brought thousands of fans to the Edward Jones Dome, which had a season-best 58,663 tickets distributed, about 8,000 shy of capacity.