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Forte joins exclusive club in victory

In Sunday's 22-20 win over the Raiders, Bears running back Kyle Long became just the 14th player in NFL history with at least 8,000 yards rushing and 3,500 yards receiving in his career.

The only other Bears player in that exclusive group is Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton.


Matt Forte ranks second on the Bears' all-time rushing list behind Hall of Famer Walter Payton.

Forte ran for 91 yards on 25 carries Sunday at Soldier Field, increasing his career total to 8,071 yards, good for 49th place on the league's all-time rushing list. Forte also has 3,860 receiving yards.

The only active player among the 14 to reach both plateaus, Forte accomplished the feat in 111 games, the second fastest behind only Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, who did it in 107.

Others to achieve the feat are Marcus Allen, Tiki Barber, Earnest Byner, Roger Craig, Tony Dorsett, Warrick Dunn, Steven Jackson, Thurman Thomas, LaDainian Tomlinson, Herschel Walker and Ricky Watters.

Almost there: With 10 points on three field goals and one extra point Sunday, Robbie Gould climbed to within five points of eclipsing Kevin Butler's Bears record of 1,116 points.

Gould's 49-yard field goal with :02 remaining was the 12th game-winner of his career and the first since a 38-yarder in overtime on Nov. 17, 2013 against the Ravens at Soldier Field.

With a 54-yarder earlier in the fourth quarter, Gould extended his franchise record of field goals from 50 yards or longer with 19.

Catch this: Receiver Eddie Royal scored his first touchdown as a member of the Bears Sunday with a 7-yard reception from Jay Cutler to cap the game's opening possession.

After catching five TD passes in four seasons from 2009-12 with the Broncos and Chargers, Royal has hauled in 16 over his last three years with the Chargers and Bears.

Tight end Martellus Bennett had a game-high 11 receptions for 83 yards and one touchdown Sunday. Bennett's 7-yard catch on fourth-and-five sustained the Bears' game-winning drive. Bennett leads Bears receivers this season with 24 receptions, 201 yards and 2 TDs.

"He's been an outstanding player at his position and in all facets of his position," said coach John Fox. "He's been a big part of making sure this ship stays on course. It was nice to see him with a big smile after this game."

Receiver Marquess Wilson had six receptions for a career-high 80 yards Sunday, including catches of 6 and 9 yards on the Bears' game-winning drive.

Impact player: One week after recording two sacks against the Seahawks, outside linebacker Pernell McPhee registered his first career interception versus the Raiders.

McPhee is the sixth Bears player to compile at least two sacks and one interception in the first four games of a season, joining Wilber Marshall (1985), Mike Singletary (1985), Richard Dent (1985, 1990), Brian Urlacher (2000) and Lance Briggs (2005).

"Pernell McPhee's play has been really beneficial to our football team," Fox said. "He's brought a certain mindset to our team that was needed and is much appreciated."

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