Bears' Brandon Marshall well aware of statistics

Ezra Shaw

Brandon Marshall is well aware of the stat milestone he achieved on Sunday, and the ones he's nearing over the final five weeks of the season.

On Sunday, Chicago Bears' wide receiver Brandon Marshall caught 12 passes for 92 yards, and officially has 1,017 yards on the season. That was his sixth season in a row of 1,000 yards or more, and according to ESPN Chicago, Marshall knew exactly when he hit the benchmark. How? Twitter:

"I'm aware of it and it's social media, man," Marshall explained. "People give you a heads up, that's how I know stats and records because the guys who follow me on Twitter. It's every day they're tweeting me things I'm not aware of."

Marshall says that he leaned over and told quarterback Jay Cutler of the milestone, to which Cutler responded "You're disgusting." Marshall also noted that he is aware that he became the first Bears receiver since Marty Booker in 2002 to go over the 1,000-yard mark. He's also 32 catches shy of breaking the record for receptions in a season for the Bears, which also belongs to Booker, in his 2001 season.

Booker had 1,189 receiving yards in 2002, while Marshall has 1,017 yards with five games yet to go. Marshall has quickly become the No. 1 target for Cutler, and was the Bears' marquee pickup this past offseason.

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