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Bears' Marshall Breaks Franchise Receiving Record

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Bears' Marshall Breaks Franchise Receiving Record

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Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) pulls in a touchdown againt the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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Brandon Marshall on Sunday broke Marcus Robinson's record set more than a decade ago after 68 yards receiving gave him 1,466 on the season. 

Robinson was drafted in the fourth round of the 1997draft by the Chicago Bears. Two years later he broke the team's single-season receiving record with 1,400 yards. 

Robinson hoped to see that record stand.  

"I didn't want my record broken," Robinson texted Sunday during the Bears' 28-13 win over the Cardinals. "He's a great player and I am sure this will not be the last record he will break. Congrats to him on a job well done."

Robinson set the record in 11 starts, with three different quarterbacks -- Shane Matthews, Cade McNown and Jim Miller.  Marshall counters that, saying he broke the record in 15 games of double and triple coverage. In an offense that truly goes through Marshall and no one else, it is impressive to embark on a 1,500-yard season.

Marshall laughed at the Robinson text message but isn't laughing as Bears records fall by his wayside.

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