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NFL: Chicago 34, Carolina 29

Oct. 2, 2011 at 4:34 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Matt Forte amassed 205 yards and Devin Hester set a punt return record Sunday in the Chicago Bears' 34-29 victory over Carolina.

Forte tallied a touchdown in a career-best performance and Hester's 69-yard score handed him the NFL record for most career punt-return TDs with 11.

He bested a mark held by Eric Metcalf, who played mainly for Cleveland and Atlanta in the 1990s.

The Bears (2-2) got another touchdown from their defense as D.J. Moore added a 19-yard interception return, helping to make up for a subpar day from quarterback Jay Cutler (9-of-17, 102 yards).

Carolina (1-3) lost despite another great day from rookie signal-caller Cam Newton, who passed for 374 yards with a score and rushed for two more touchdowns.

Olindo Mare connected on three field goals in the Panthers' defeat.

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