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Matt Forte is also on pace to set an NFL record.
In the Chicago Bears' first five games, Matt Forte has rushed for 440 yards, which is nothing too impressive. However, once you learn the the Bears running back has also caught 30 passes for a total of 345 yards, this suddenly becomes much more intriguing.
The former Tulane running back in on pace for a 1,104 yard season...in receptions alone! On the ground, Forte is on track to rack up 1,408 yards, which would give him a combined total of 2,512 yards.
Should Forte continue at this pace, he would become the fourth running back in the history of the NFL to gain 1,000 yards both receiving, and on the ground. Chris Johnson did it in 2009, Marshall Faulk achieved this feat in 1999, and Roger Craig did it in 1985.
What separates Forte from those two however, is that Forte is on track to combine for 2,512 yards, which would break the current NFL record of 2,509 set by Johnson in 2009.