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Dan Parr

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By Dan Parr

Pittsburgh's Rashard Mendenhall became the first back to rush for 100 yards against the Jets this season in Week 15, but don't bet on Bears RB Matt Forté becoming the second back to pass the 100-yard mark vs. Rex Ryan's "D."

The Jets are ranked fourth in the league vs. the run, and Forté has often is replaced by RB Chester Taylor in goal-line situations. Forté has only scored two TDs in the last eight games.

Owners should consider options other than Forté this week.

QB Jay Cutler faces a tough matchup as well. The Jets are ranked ninth vs. the pass and have one of the best cornerback tandems in the league in Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie. Cutler is coming off an impressive three-TD performance against the Vikings, but keep him on the bench against the Jets.

The quarterback could be inclined to look for TE Greg Olsen if his receivers are consistently blanketed by corners. Olsen's been very quiet of late, though. He's been held to seven catches for 48 yards in his last four games and isn't producing enough to warrant starting consideration.

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