WR Brandon Marshall went over the 1,000-yard receiving barrier for
the seventh straight season with a 100-yard night that leaves him at
Bears coach Marc Trestman has proven his willingness to take a
gamble, yet his biggest risk awaits when quarterback Jay Cutler
returns from an ankle sprain.
RB Matt Forte had 102 yards rushing to reach 1,073, his fourth
1,000-yard season. Walter Payton is the only Bears back who had
more. Forte also had 73 receiving yards for 518 on the year, marking
his second time over 1,000 yards rushing and over 500 yards
receiving. No other back in team history, including Payton, has had
two seasons of 1,000 and 500.
With three field goals, Robbie Gould moved over the 1,000-point
barrier for his career.
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DT Jeremiah Ratliff had his first Bears sack and it came
against his former team, the Cowboys.
S Major Wright returned from a hamstring pull and made four
tackles to help bolster a sagging defense.
DT Stephen Paea left Monday's game because of a toe injury that
has been bothering him most of the season.
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