Viewer's Guide: Bears just need 'average' game from Forte

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  1. billwade

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    For all of the attention paid to Detroit Lions all-purpose running back Reggie Bush, the dominant back in Lions-Bears games for the past five years has typically been Matt Forte.

    The Bears lost both games to Detroit in 2007. Then they drafted Forte in 2008 and have only lost once since.

    Not all because of Forte, obviously, but over the span of his 10 games against the Lions he has averaged 120 yards — 88 rushing, 32 receiving — per game and has eight total touchdowns in Detroit games. Forte is averaging 121 yards per game through three this year.

    The Bears have put the ball in his hands 73 times through three games and are 3-0. The number of weapons on the offense has increased, but the Lions have not been able to come close to controlling Forte.

    And he worries them.

    “Every player is different, and you try to attack every player a little different with the game plan,” said Detroit coach Jim Schwartz. “The thing that makes it difficult with a player like Forte is that you can’t just say, take away the inside run or outside run or the passing game and he doesn’t have anything else. He’s not a one-trick pony. If you stack the inside of the line, he can run outside.

    “For guys like that, there’s really no way to game plan them out of the game.”

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    We may see a number of screens and draws to forte to negate the pass rush. One thing is for sure; he will play a big role in the offense against the Lions.
     
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    Lovie's gone, finally! Are the Bears going to be a tease again and have a strong record though like 9 games and then tank?
     
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    I worry about the same thing. The Bears rank 22nd on offense and 26th of on defense. They are winning because of the turnovers.

    If there was a game played where neither team had a turnover, the Bears would lose against most of the league.
     
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    They seem good enough at the skills positions. I've always liked the trade for Cutler.
     

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