KANSAS CITY – With a 30-yard field goal in the third quarter of Sunday's 18-17 victory over the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, Robbie Gould became the Bears' all-time leading scorer.
The kick gave Gould 1,118 career points, surpassing Kevin Butler's record of 1,116. Gould, who is in his 11th season with the team, also is the Bears' all-time leader in field goals (254), field goals of 50 yards or more (19) and longest field goal (58 yards).
Gould made both of his field-goal attempts Sunday, hitting from 44 yards late in the first quarter, and is now 11-of-11 on the season.
Maiden voyage: Rookie third-round pick Hroniss Grasu made his NFL debut Sunday, starting and playing the entire game at center. He replaced veteran Will Montgomery, who is out for the season with a broken fibula he sustained in last weekend's win over the Raiders.
"These guys, the o-line, the whole offense accepted me," Grasu said. "They brought me in with open arms and they really made me feel comfortable. When we are out there, there is no panic for any of us. These guys make my job so much easier by communicating well."
Grasu was responsible for blocking Chiefs nose tackle Jaye Howard most of the game.
"I thought he did a heck of a job for us," quarterback Jay Cutler said about Grasu. "It's one of the toughest places to play in the league and a rookie center going against a pretty good nose and a defense that's going to bring some pressures."
Stepping up:** With the Bears' top three receivers out with injuries—Alshon Jeffery, Eddie Royal and Kevin White—Marquess Wilson picked up the slack with six catches for a team-high 85 yards, including a clutch 22-yard touchdown late in the game. He also drew a crucial 24-yard pass-interference penalty that helped set up the winning score.
"He's kind of growing up," Cutler said. "He has to grow up. We don't have a choice. He's got to go out there and make plays for us. We're kind of hard on him during the week. Saturday we kind of love on him a little bit and get him ready for Sunday. But he's reacting great. He's making plays for us. He's making big-time catches for us. He's getting some PIs."
Aches and pains: In addition to Montgomery, Jeffery, Royal and White, left tackle Jermon Bushrod, safety Antrel Rolle, guard Patrick Omameh and defensive lineman Will Sutton sat out with injuries.
During the game, the Bears lost inside linebacker Shea McClellin (knee), running back Jacquizz Rodgers (elbow) and cornerback Terrance Mitchell (hamstring).
Jonathan Anderson started in place of Rolle. LaRoy Reynolds, who signed with the Bears Sept. 29, replaced McClellin and recorded three tackles and one tackle-for-loss.
Bad injury: Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles exited Sunday's game in the third quarter with what Kansas City fears is a torn right ACL. Charles, who rushed for 58 yards on 12 carries, was not hit on the play.
News and notes: The Bears recorded three sacks by Pernell McPhee, Willie Young and Lamarr Houston. ... Forte's game-winning touchdown was the 59th TD of his career, tying him with Rick Casares for third on the Bears' all-time list behind Walter Payton (125) and Neal Anderson (71). ... The Bears snapped a five-game skid on the road.