Wright, the Bears' starting strong safety, happened to be the beneficiary of a Jennings pass deflection with less than 10 minutes left in regulation. He caught the tipped ball in stride and strolled to the end zone for a game-sealing, 45-yard score in the Bears' 23-6 win over the Rams.
"Every year, every time I get into the end zone, I'm going to do a little something different,'' Wright said.
Come January, Jennings could be the one dancing with the stars.
The veteran cornerback continued his early bid for the Pro Bowl with his fourth interception in three games to go along with the assist to Wright. Jennings has as many picks as D.J. Moore had all of last season, and Moore led the team in that category in 2011.
Jennings modesty claimed to be playing in fellow cornerback Charles Tillman's shadow. Tillman quickly corrected his tag-team partner.
"He's not in my shadow. He's in a zone,'' Tillman said. "He paid the price this offseason — catching balls, Jugs, footwork, things like that. It's showing on the field. He's playing smart football. I just want him to keep going.''
Jennings seems to be building more confidence with each game. It started with the breathtaking leaping interception he made against Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in the season opener. He also tipped a Luck pass that was intercepted by safety Chris Conte.
"Tim's on top of his game making plays, and he's helping us out too,'' Conte said.
The 5-foot-8, 185-pound Jennings was nicknamed "The Hawk'' by defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli during training camp for his ball-hawking skills.
But Jennings didn't point to his interception or the pass deflection as his best defensive plays Sunday.
"The fourth down,'' Jennings said, referring to a stop he made on the Rams' first second-half possession. "They had fourth-and-1 and tried to run a slant. It was a pass breakup. We were able to get off the field. That was a big play for the defense. … I think that was the biggest play that we had.''
Jennings positioned himself perfectly as he ran stride for stride with 6-foot receiver Brandon Gibson. Rams quarterback Sam Bradford had little room to complete the pass as Jennings knocked it aside — one of his three pass deflections.
Jennings has left little breathing space for receivers to operate through three games.
"It's a start,'' he said. "I feel good. I'm flying around. I just have to keep going.''
Jennings may not stop until he gets to Hawaii.