The record books are burning up in Chicago today during the Bears’ game with the Vikings in Minnesota. First, Matt Forte moved into second all time Chicago Bears yards from scrimmage, passing Neal Anderson. Next, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery broke his own single game receiving record with one of the most dominant performances by a Bears wide receiver.
Jeffery has already broken the single game receiving mark that he set earlier this season against the Saints with a 234 yard performance through three quarters. Jeffery had touchdowns of 80 and 46 yards, with the latter being one of the best catches you’ll see from a Chicago Bears wide receiver.
With his performance on Sunday, Jeffery became the first Bears 1000 yard receiver of the season. I say first because Brandon Marshall is on the verge of passing the 1000 yard mark himself. It’s likely he’ll pass the 1000 yard mark before the end of the game.
The last (and only time) the Bears had a pair of 1000 yard receivers was back in 1995 when Jeff Graham (82 catches for 1301 yards and 4 TD’s) and Curtis Conway (62-1037-12) accomplished the feat. Quarterback Erik Kramer was at the helm. The Bears also had Rashaan Salaam rush for 1000 yards that season. Matt Forte came into the game Sunday with 851 rushing yards.
Congrats to Alshon!