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Windy City Gridiron Oct 19, 2014

Exploding on the scene: Matt Forte no longer quiet

Will Matt Forte continue his hot streak against the Miami Dolphins? So far this year, Matt Forte has amassed more than 100 total yards of offense in four of six games, but he did so quietly until last week in the win over Atlanta.  How could we consider that quiet? Because it took until last week for him to register his first rushing touchdown. But Marc Trestman has done a great job of utilizing Forte in both the rushing and passing game, and three times this season Forte has had more receiving yards than rushing. Of course, in the red zone, Cutler is looking to his big-bodied wide...
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 16, 2014

Matt Forte’s ‘goal’ — make it to the Hall of Fame

Running back Matt Forte’s finish line is the Pro Football Hall of Fame. To get there, he knows he has years and years of car crashes ahead of him. That’s why Forte spent the offseason running hills and meeting with a nutritionist. And on Tuesdays during the season, he heads downtown to practice Active Release Technique, a movement-based therapy. He has embraced dry needling, a pain-relief system introduced to him by a doctor at the recommendation of former Bears...
Windy City Gridiron Oct 16, 2014

Dissecting the Play: Matt Forte's 9 yard touchdown

Last week I took at look at the perfectly executed Cutler to Jeffery TD pass, so this week I wanted to break down a running play. What better play than the big 3rd and goal from the 9 that Matt Forte took in for a touchdown. You're clinging to a 19-13 lead in the fourth quarter. The last two weeks your team blew second half leads to drop your record to 2-3. You know a field goal would make it a two score game, but you also have a play call you have confidence in and you have the confidence in your quarterback to make the right decision at the line of scrimmage. Calling a running...
KFFL Oct 15, 2014

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Chicago Sun-Times Oct 14, 2014

4 Downs with Mike Ditka: Jerry Angelo, Matt Forte and is Lance Briggs done?

You coached a great running back in Walter Payton. What do you think about Matt Forte and what he has done as a Bear? Matt Forte is a whole different back, and he’s used differently. Walter was our bread-and-butter. He was the foundation of our offense. Matt Forte gives coach Marc Trestman so many options with his versatility as a running back and as a receiver. It’s very hard to find a player who can do that. He’s an outstanding runner with the football, but...
FFChamps.com Oct 13, 2014

Matt Forte Runs All Over Falcons

Bears running back Matt Forte did everything Sunday against Atlanta.Fantasy Spin:Forte rushed 17 times for 80 yards and two touchdowns and caught a team-high 10 balls for 77 yards. Forte has 775 yards from scrimmage in six games (129.6 ypg).

Bears fantasy football recap: Matt Forte feasts while Jay Cutler throws it around

Matt Forte is rolling and Jay Cutler is getting better at finding his receivers. The Chicago Bears look really good on offense and have one of the most balanced attacks in the NFL thanks to Matt Forte. The Bears are clicking in the passing game and Cutler's 10 yards per attempt was a huge reason why on Sunday.
Windy City Gridiron Oct 10, 2014

Bears Playbook - The Forte Passing Game

Matt Forte was finally looking up to form last Sunday against the Panthers. Let's take a look at some of his work in the passing game. Matt Forte has always done his best work outside the tackles, and he finally got it going against a weakened Carolina defense.  Marc Trestman was clearly going through the playbook looking for different ways to get Forte into open field, trying every variety of pitch, fake end-around, screen pass, and empty-backfield play to give the Bears running back opportunities to shine, and in the first half, shine he did. Forte best play of the day was this 50+ yard...
FFChamps.com Oct 5, 2014

Matt Forte Sucks In 12 Catches For 105 Yards

Bears running back Matt Forte gained 166 yards of total offense and had one touchdown against the Panthers on Sunday.Fantasy Spin:Forte led the Bears in rushing and receiving. He had 17 carries for 61 yards and 12 receptions for 105 yards. His touchdown came through the air. He was likely considered a top-four running back along with LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, and Adrian Peterson. Among those guys, Forte has been the most consistent this season.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 5, 2014

Bears give away ball, the win to Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Fighting for extra yards with 4:29 left Sunday, Matt Forte told himself to put his left hand on the football. By the time he reached toward it, though, the ball was out — and so were the Bears’ chances of winning. They turned the ball over on their last three possessions — including Forte’s fumble, forced by the Panthers’ Antoine Cason, which led to the go-ahead touchdown — in a stunning 31-24 loss. The difference between winning and...
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 28, 2014

Bear Market: What’s rising and falling in Week 4

RISING Matt Forte’s stats — The running back used 171 yards from scrimmage to suprass 10,000 for his career. He’s second only to Walter Payton — whose film he watched before Sunday’s game — on the Bears’ all-time list. Triple-digit Marty — Tight end Martellus Bennett had the first 100-plus-yard game of his career Sunday, catching nine balls for 134 yards. Home woes — The Bears are 0-2 at Soldier Field and 2-0 otherwise. “These are games we have...
FFChamps.com Sep 28, 2014

Matt Forte Gains 156 Total Yards vs. Packers

Bears running back Matt Forte rushed 23 times for 122 yards and caught four passes for 34 yards in Sunday's loss to the Packers.Fantasy Spin:It was clear Chicago was trying to establish something on the ground as 19 of their first 33 plays were runs. Forte did fail to find the end zone again, so a quarter of the way through the year, Forte is still scoreless.
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 26, 2014

Matt Forte eager to jump-start the running game

Catching a pass only goes so far in the versatile world of Matt Forte. As effective a receiver as he is, he still is a running back, and the Bears’ ground game is stuck in ­neutral. “I still want to run the ball way more effectively than we have been,” Forte said Thursday when asked if his role as a pass catcher eased his run-game frustrations. “We’re working on that; we need to do that.” Most of the Bears’ problems are rooted in circumstance. There...

Matt Forte 'frustrated' with rush woes

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte insists statistics aren’t important but admits to feeling “frustrated” about the team’s inability thus far to run the ball effectively. After averaging 4.8 yards per attempt on an 82-yard day in the season opener against Buffalo, Forte has rushed for a total of 54 yards the last two games with an average of 2.2 yards per carry. “It is frustrating during the game,” Forte said.

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