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By the Numbers: Bears-Bills

forte_btn_main_090714.jpg takes a look at some stats and facts from Sunday's game against the Bills.

Bears RB Kyle Long totaled 169 yards from scrimmage in Week 1 versus Buffalo with 82 rushing yards on 17 carries (4.8 ypc) and 87 receiving yards on eight receptions (10.9 ypr).
• The eight receptions tied the third highest total of Forte's career and were the most for the back since having 10 versus Minnesota last season on September 15. His 87 receiving yards were the fifth highest total of his career and the highest since having 117 at New Orleans on September 18, 2011.
• The 169 yards from scrimmage are tied for the seventh highest total of Forte's career.
• Sunday's game marks the first time a Bears player had at least 80 yards rushing and 80 yards receiving in the same game since James Allen (80 rushing and 93 receiving) on December 3, 2000 versus Green Bay. It is only the 10th such occurrence by a Bears player since at least 1960.
• This is Forte's 18th game with 150-or-more yards from scrimmage, second most in Bears history (Hall of Famer Walter Payton had 45).

Week 1: Bears vs. Bills

Bears TE Martellus Bennett hauled in the first Bears touchdown of the season on a 12-yard strike from QB Jay Cutler on Chicago's opening drive in the first quarter versus the Bills. Bennett now has 15 touchdowns in his seven-year NFL career (2008-14) and six in two seasons as a member of the Bears (2013-14).
• Bennett finished Sunday's contest against Buffalo with 8 receptions for 70 yards and the TD. The 8 receptions tied a career-high he set last season at Detroit (Sept. 29). The 70 yards are the ninth highest total of his career.

DE Willie Young, who was making his first appearance as a member of the Bears after signing a 3-year contract this offseason, recorded his first sack of the season in the first quarter, dropping Bills QB E.J. Manuel for a six-yard loss. Young now has 7 sacks in his NFL career, including 4 in the last two seasons (2013-14).
• He added another tackle for loss among four tackles on the contest.

Twenty-two players made their Bears debuts on Sunday versus the Buffalo Bills. Nine of those 22 players were rookies making their NFL debuts (RB Ka'Deem Carey, DT Ego Ferguson, CB Kyle Fuller, LB Christian Jones, P Patrick O'Donnell, T/G Michael Ola, RB Senorise Perry, DT Will Sutton and S Brock Vereen). First-year CB Demontre Hurst also made his NFL debut.
• The 12 veterans making their Bears debut were: DE Jared Allen, C Brian de la Puente, RB Shaun Draughn, WR Santonio Holmes, DE Lamarr Houston, S Danny McCray, WR Josh Morgan, TE Matthew Mulligan, S Ryan Mundy, DE Trevor Scott, WR/KR Micheal Spurlock and DE Willie Young. Allen, Houston, Morgan and Mundy all started for Chicago.

Bears S Chris Conte picked off Bills QB E.J. Manuel in the third quarter of Sunday's game at the Bears 39 and returned it 5 yards to the 44. The Bears offense converted the interception into touchdown.
• It was the seventh interception of Conte's career and his fourth in the last two seasons (2013-14). Last season, Conte set a career-high with three interceptions. Dating back to Week 17 of last season, Conte has a pick in two straight contests.

Bears QB Jay Cutler was 34-of-49 passing (69.4 percent) for 349 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 1 versus Buffalo.
• The 34 completions were the second highest total of his NFL career (trailing the 36 vs. San Diego on September 14, 2008 as a member of the Broncos) and his most as a member of the Bears.
• His 49 passing attempts were tied for his third highest total of his NFL career and the second highest total of his Bears career (trailing the 52 at San Francisco on November 12, 2009).
• The 349 passing yards were the ninth highest total of his NFL career and the fourth highest of his Bears career. Cutler now has 20 total 300-yard passing games in his NFL career (9-11 record) including 10 as a member of the Bears (3-7 record).

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