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Matt Forte | Running Back

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
College: Tulane
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Matt Forte gained 51 yards on 17 carries and caught eight passes for 23 yards in the Bears' Week 17 loss to the Vikings.
With 102 receptions, Forte broke Larry Centers' record (101) for running back catches, which had stood since 1995. On the ground, Forte finished with 1,038 yards on 266 carries (3.90 YPC). He scored ten all-purpose touchdowns. Although his rushing numbers diminished this year, nothing on Forte's tape suggests he's in decline. He is 29 years old, however, and the Bears may need to begin thinking about a running back of the future. Forte will enter his 2015 contract year owed nearly $8 million. He's worth it. Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:16:00 PM

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Matt Forte rushed 19 times for 55 yards and caught six passes for 40 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Lions.

With Jimmy Clausen settling this Bears offense down, Forte finally got the opportunities he deserved. And he was effective, especially considering he was facing the league's No. 2 defense. Forte's touchdown came at the end of the first half on a pretty, lofted throw that led him into the end zone. The Bears wrap up the season at Minnesota next week.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:22:00 PM

Matt Forte rushed for 78 yards on 16 carries in the Bears' Week 15 loss to the Saints.

He added two catches for 21 yards. Forte was easily the Bears' best player on Monday night, but coach Marc Trestman didn't give it to him enough, even with Jay Cutler playing horrifyingly bad at quarterback. Forte had no problems picking up handfuls of yards any time he touched the ball. Life won't be easy for Forte in Week 16 against the Lions. On Thanksgiving against Detroit, he managed six yards on five carries with six grabs for 52 yards.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 11:54:00 PM

Matt Forte rushed 13 times for 26 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's Week 14 loss to the Cowboys, adding eight catches for an additional 74 yards.

He also lost a fumble. Forte now has 126 yards receiving over his past two games compared to just 32 yards rushing. It can scarcely be considered his fault, as the Bears' offensive line isn't getting any push, while coach Marc Trestman has been drawing up amateurish game plans. Forte's ground game should get back on track against the Saints' struggling run defense in Week 15, but even if it doesn't, his receiving prowess will leave him as a high-end RB1.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Matt Forte rushed five times for six yards in Chicago's Week 13 loss to the Lions, catching 6-of-9 targets for 52 yards.

The Bears didn't even pretend to run the ball against the Lions' fearsome ground defense, dialing up only eight attempts. Forte caught screens and dump-offs, which operated as the Bears' de facto rushing "attack." With 75 percent of the season now in the books, Forte is on pace for 1,971 yards from scrimmage, 104 catches and 11 total touchdowns.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 04:25:00 PM

Matt Forte rushed 23 times for 89 yards and two touchdowns Week 12 against the Buccaneers.

He added five catches for 23 yards. Forte struggled with the rest of the Bears' offense in the first half, but he had a silky smooth 13-yard touchdown run following a Josh McCown fumble in the third quarter. He added a one-yard scoring plunge later in the third. With five more catches today, Forte is on pace for 105 catches this season.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 04:29:00 PM

Matt Forte piled up 117 yards on 26 carries and caught all six of his targets for 58 yards in the Bears' Week 11 win over the Vikings.

Just another day at the office for Forte, who's been a PPR machine all season. His carries were spiked by the Bears' second-half lead, allowing Chicago to salt clock with its rushing attack. Chicago gets another cupcake matchup with the Bucs' defense in Week 12 before a difficult stretch-run schedule.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 04:37:00 PM

Matt Forte rushed 17 times for 54 yards in Sunday night's loss to the Packers.

Forte couldn't get anything going against the Packers' league-worst run defense, and the Bears were forced to play from behind the entire game. He added just three catches for 27 yards on six targets. It's the first time in the last five weeks that Forte has been held under 100 total yards. Forte has another plus matchup in Week 11 against the Vikings.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 12:23:00 AM

Matt Forte rushed 19 times for 114 yards in the Bears' blowout Week 8 loss to the Patriots, adding six catches for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Forte was a rare highlight for the Bears in an ugly loss, while his 25-yard touchdown reception was Chicago's lone score not to come in garbage time. The 168 yards from scrimmage were Forte's third most of the season. With half the year now in the books, Forte is on pace for 2,104 total yards, and 12 touchdowns. His 58 receptions are among the league leaders. Forte and Chicago will venture to Green Bay coming off their Week 9 bye.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 04:51:00 PM

Matt Forte rushed for 49 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries in the Bears' 27-14, Week 7 loss to the Dolphins, adding six catches for 60 yards and one touchdown.

Forte was the only one on the team to get the memo that it wasn't Chicago's bye week. Jay Cutler wet the bed, taking three sacks and tossing a horrible interception with none of his receivers close to the ball. The Bears seemed to forget Forte was even on the team in the first half before he picked up 16 yards on the first play of the third quarter and ended that same drive with a 10-yard touchdown grab. He later found the end zone from one yard out, accounting for both of Chicago's touchdowns. Forte has a great matchup with the Patriots in Week 8.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 04:06:00 PM

Matt Forte rushed 17 times for 80 yards and two touchdowns in Chicago's Week 6 win over the Falcons, adding 10 catches for an additional 77 yards.

Forte lived up to his billing as this week's top running back, slicing through a Falcons defense with holes at every level. The 100-yard effort was Forte's third straight, and fourth in six games. He's now up to three total scores. The Dolphins will present a much-stiffer test in Week 7, but Forte remains locked in as a high-end RB1.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 07:44:00 PM

Matt Forte did not practice Wednesday.

Forte was held out for rest purposes. He's in no danger of missing Week 6.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 02:55:00 PM

Matt Forte carried the ball 17 times for 61 yards and caught 12 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown against the Panthers Week 5.

Forte briefly left the game with a hand injury in the first half, but had a normal workload in the second half. Despite the big day, Forte had a back-breaking fumble late in the fourth quarter that led to the Panthers' go-ahead touchdown. Forte's 12 catches were a career high, and he is now on pace for 115 catches this season.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Matt Forte rushed 23 times for 122 yards and caught four passes for 34 yards in Sunday's Week 4 loss to the Packers.

If Jay Cutler didn't kill so many drives in the second half, Forte would have racked up even bigger stats. He also got stuffed from the 1-yard line on his only goal-line chance of the day late in the first quarter. Still, it's great to see Forte shake off a somewhat slow start and net his first 100-yard rushing day of the season. He's now on pace to run 260 times for 1,032 yards and catch 96 passes for 776 yards with zero total touchdowns. Expect the scoring pendulum to start swinging back soon.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 04:06:00 PM

Matt Forte says he's frustrated the Bears' running game has yet to get going.

Forte has managed just 136 yards and zero touchdowns on 42 carries (3.2 YPC) through three games. But he's also faced three tough run defenses in the Bills, 49ers, and Jets. The Bears are also without starting LG Matt Slauson (ankle). The schedule lightens up this week a bit, with the Bears hosting the Packers. Forte gashed Green Bay for 235 rushing yards and three scores in two games last season. He's our No. 4 running back play for Week 4.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 10:16:00 AM