Bennett led the Bears with five catches and 95 yards in their 30-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Bennett also scored a touchdown.
"It really felt great to be out there tonight and Jay did a great job getting me the ball," Bennett said. "Overall I felt that our offense moved the ball really well.
"It was tough [sitting out], man. It hurt me. It was bad because I love playing the game and I'm a competitor. I just wanted to help my team win. I was frustrated for a minute, but I'm glad I'm back now."
Bennett said the touchdown pass was a matter of Cutler reading the defense.
"Originally it was supposed to be a shuttle pass but Jay really read the defense well and saw me break out," Bennett said. "He threw me a perfect pass.
Bennett re-established himself as Cutler's favorite target.
"You can see, the production he gives, he’s a safety valve out there, makes plays after the catch," Cutler said. "He’s a really good receiver."
But he showed no rust Monday night.
"He's just a steady player who can do a lot of things for you," Smith said. "He made a lot of big plays tonight.
"For a guy like Earl, when you haven’t played in a long time, you’re anxious to get back out there on the football field and show people what we’ve been missing. He gave us a boost."