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Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey breaks record set by former-Bear Matt Forte

Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey breaks record set by former-Bear Matt Forte

Christian McCaffrey etched his name into the NFL record books on Sunday.

McCaffrey, the Panthers 22-year-old running back, broke the NFL record for receptions by a running back in a single season. On his ninth reception against the Falcons, McCaffrey surpassed former-Bears running back Matt Forte's previous record of 102 receptions, which Forte set in 2014. 

“That's great, good for him. He's got the record. I'm just glad I'm in the 100-catch zone," Forte said to NBC Sports Chicago. "A lot of great names, Larry Centers, LaDainian Tomlinson and myself.

"Great job by him. Christian, congratulations, you got the record now. I held it down for a couple years, three or four years. But you got it now.”

McCaffrey finished the day with 12 catches, extending the record to 106. With one game remaining, McCaffrey has a chance to further extend the record when the Panthers take on the Saints next Sunday.

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Radio guy loses his mind hilariously because someone picked Matt Forte to score a touchdown this weekend for the Jets

Radio guy loses his mind hilariously because someone picked Matt Forte to score a touchdown this weekend for the Jets

Never doubt a radio personalities ability to yell about stuff. 

Most recently, we have Don La Greca, who is, according to his Twitter account, the co-host on the Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio 98.7 FM and the YES Network.

La Greca was taking calls about who would score the Jets first touchdown this weekend, and someone called and suggested that it might be Matt Forte! 

Now obviously that guess in itself is hilarious, as Forte does not actually play for the Jets this year. It's been 9 NFL weeks and a bunch of weeks prior to that since Forte played for the Jets. One might describe Matt Forte as "retired." 

BUT, not to be outdone by the out-of-touch caller, Le Greca starts screaming for no reason in particular other than he works in radio and therefore it's his job to scream. 

People might try and tell you that the Matt Forte suggestion is the funniest thing about this video -- do not listen to them.  Le Greca losing his mind over a silly call is the funniest thing about it. Long live overly angry disc jockeys. 

Matt Forte makes musical debut with "In My Nikes"

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Matt Forte makes musical debut with "In My Nikes"

The latest (former) athlete turned artist is none other than our very own Matt Forte!

In a video released on Thursday, Forte raps over the beat from "Dem Frachize Boyz" song "White Tee". The Forte version is aptly named "In My Nikes". And according to Forte, it is his first music video: 

The video is filled with shots of Forte looking cool in his Nike gear, spliced up with occasional highlights of him from his Bears' career.

But make no mistake, the song is not simply about Forte being more stylish than everyone else. He also takes time in the song to talk about a few of the ways that he uses Nike to help others. Forte raps "High school in need or a youth league team, just holla at ya boy and you might get 'em free/underpriveledged kid may be homeless in the street, I'ma make sure you got some shoes on your feet."

This song and video were produced without the knowledge or endorsement of Nike. 

It is not yet known if Forte has more music in the works, but he certainly seemed comfortable in "In My Nikes".