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Postgame notes: Bears at Vikings

Posted Dec 1, 2013

ChicagoBears.com takes a look at some stats and facts from Sunday's game against the Vikings.

ChicagoBears.com takes a look at some stats and facts from Sunday's game against the Vikings.

• Bears WR Alshon Jeffery hauled in 12 passes for a franchise-record 249 yards and two touchdowns in Week 13 at Minnesota, including an 80-yard touchdown reception from QB Josh McCown.
The 249 yards surpassed his own previous franchise single-game record of 218 yards, which he set versus New Orleans in Week 5 of this season.

• Jeffery is the first player in franchise history with two 200-yard receiving games in his career.

• Jeffery is one of eight players in NFL history to have two 200-yard receiving games in the same season.

• For the season, Jeffery now has 70 receptions for 1,109 yards and five touchdowns. It is the 13th 1,000-yard receiving season for the Bears accomplished by 10 players in franchise history. His 1,109 receiving yards are eighth most in franchise single-season history, with teammate Brandon Marshall setting the record last season with 1,508.

• Marshall has 990 receiving yards this season and needs 10 more to become just the fourth player in franchise history with multiple 1,000-yard receiving seasons: Marty Booker (2001 & 2002), Curtis Conway (1995 & 1996) and Harlon Hill (1954 & 1956). Jeffery and Marshall would become the second set of Bears teammates to each have 1,000-yards receiving in the same season, joining Conway (1,037) and Jeff Graham (1,301) in 1995.

• Jeffery and Marshall have combined for 2,099 receiving yards this season, third most in franchise single-season history by a duo. Marcus Robinson (1,400) and Bobby Engram (947) combined for 2,347 yards in 1999.

• In his first two NFL seasons, Jeffery has 1,476 receiving yards in 22 games played, fourth most in franchise history for a player in their first two NFL seasons, trailing Mike Ditka's 1,980 (in 27 games played), Harlon Hill's 1,913 (in 24 games played) and Johnny Knox's 1,487 (in 30 games played).

• Jeffery's 80-yard touchdown reception from QB Josh McCown in the third quarter was the longest play from scrimmage by the Bears since Caleb Hanie found WR Johnny Knox for 81 yards on November 27, 2011 at Oakland. It was the longest touchdown from scrimmage by Chicago since Jay Cutler connected with Matt Forte for an 89-yard touchdown on September 12, 2010 versus Detroit.

• DE Julius Peppers recorded 2.5 sacks in Week 13 at Minnesota. Peppers now has 6.5 sacks on the season, including 5.5 in the last five games. The 2.5 sacks are his third-most as a member of the Bears in a single game, trailing the three sacks he had at Miami (11/18/10) and at Arizona (12/23/12).
Peppers now has 37 sacks in four seasons as a member of the Bears, ninth most in franchise history (since sacks became an official sack in 1982). His 118.0 career sacks are second most in the NFL since his joined the league in 2002 and 17th most since sacks became an official stat in 1982.
Peppers finished the game with five tackles, 2.5 sacks, two TFLs, 3 QB hits and a pass break up according to press box stats.

• QB Josh McCown was 23-for-36 passing for 355 yards and two touchdowns in Week 13 at Minnesota for a 114.9 passer rating. McCown now has 300 yards passing in back-to-back contests after throwing for 352 at St. Louis in Week 12. McCown has six 300-yard passing contests in his NFL career, with his 355 in Week 13 at Minnesota ranking as the third-most.
He now has at least one touchdown pass in eight-straight contests dating back to the 2011 season (Week 16 at GB, 12/25/11).
On the season McCown is 120-for-184 passing for 1,461 yards, nine touchdowns and one interceptions for a 103.6 passer rating. The 103.6 passer rating is currently second-highest in Bears single-season history.

• Bears RB Matt Forte had 120 rushing yards and 31 receiving yards in Week 13 at Minnesota to total 151 yards from scrimmage. Forte now has 9,068 yards from scrimmage in his career, surpassing Neal Anderson (8,929) for second most in franchise history. Hall of Famer Walter Payton is the franchise leader with 21,264 yards from scrimmage.
Forte has 6,298 career rushing yards and 2,770 career receiving yards.

• Forte's 2,770 receiving yards also surpassed Anderson (2,763) for second most in franchise history among running backs, trailing Payton's 4,538.

• It was the 15th career contest in which Forte had 150 or more yards from scrimmage, second most in franchise history behind Walter Payton's 45.

• On the 2013 season, Forte now has 1,416 yards from scrimmage (971 rushing and 445 receiving). Forte has reached 1,400 yards from scrimmage every season of his six-year career (2008-13). He is the first player in franchise history to accomplish the feat and just the third in NFL history:

• RB Matt Forte had 120 yards rushing on 23 attempts (5.2 ypc) in Week 13 at Minnesota, his second 100-yard rushing contest of the season (Week 9 at Green Bay, 125) and the 17th of his NFL career. His 17 career 100-yard rushing contests are third most in franchise history behind Hall of Famers Walter Payton (77) and Gale Sayers (20).
The Bears are now 15-2 (.882) when Forte rushes for 100 yards.

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