Found October 11, 2012 on Bears Backer:
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is now tied for fourth place in Bears history with 13 100-yard rushing games. Rick Casares and Thomas Jones are tied with him in fourth, while Neal Anderson is third with 14, Gale Sayers is second with 20 and Walter Payton is first with 77. Also, the 38 points the Bears scored in the second half last Sunday in Jacksonville ranks second all-time in team history. Back in 1941, the Bears scored 49 points in the second half  in a 49-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.   Jake Perper is the owner and head writer for Follow him on Twitter, @Bearsbacker and on Facebook for up to the minute news about the Bears.

Bears stepping up to help family of fan who was murdered before Jaguars game

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Chicago Bears: Defensive Line Key To Success

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Bears have no interest In T.O., Chad Johnson or Plaxico Burress

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Bears, Lovie Smith haven’t had an contract discussions

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Bears prank rookie McClellin with tab

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Phil Emery defends Jay Cutler

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Burress interested in Bears

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