The Bears may not have looked that great in Sunday's game, lucking out with a win, but Matt FortÃ© had a terrific performance and for that, he was today named NFC Offensive Player of the Week:â†µâ†µ
Chicago Bears RB Matt FortÃ© was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after totaling 201 yards from scrimmage (50 rushing and 151 receiving) including touchdown receptions of 89 and 28 yards in Week 1 versus Detroit.â†µâ†µâ†µ
â†µFortÃ©â€™s 151 receiving yards were second most in franchise history by a running back and the most by a running back in NFL history on Kickoff Weekend. The 89-yard touchdown reception was tied for the fourth longest pass in team history, the longest play from scrimmage by a Bears running back in franchise history, the longest reception by an NFL running back since 2001 (Jamal Anderson, ATL vs. CAR; 9/23/01) and tied for the longest play from scrimmage by the Bears in Soldier Field history (89 yard pass from QB Vince Evans to WR Rickey Watts, 9/21/80 vs. MIN).
Pretty impressive numbers and achievements; FortÃ© is first Bears running back to win the award since Anthony Thomas in 2001 (Week 14). It gives the Bears two consecutive wins of this award for the regular season, since QB Jay Cutler won it for week 16 of the 2009 season.