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Matt Forte

Matt Forte - #22 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 218 lbs.
Birthday 12/10/1985
Birthplace Lake Charles, LA
College Tulane
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 2nd round, 13th pick by Bears

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
248 1094 5

Bears-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
With Matthew Stafford (shoulder) and Shaun Hill (finger) out nursing injuries, the Lions will be starting third-stringer Drew Stanton against the Bears' opportunistic defense.

Bears LB Roach doesn’t want to ‘get uprooted’

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
PFW recently asked Bears LB Nick Roach, who will be a free agent after the season, if he wants to stay in Chicago beyond 2010.

Bears’ pass protection still has much room to improve

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
The Bears' offense has benefited from starting the same offensive linemen in the same five positions in each of the past four games, but Jay Cutler still has faced a fair share of heat recently.

Urlacher rips NFL’s policy on hits

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher didn't hold back when he was asked about the NFL's disciplinary system for dangerous hits on Wednesday.

They said it: Bears edition

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 6:42 p.m. ET
Here is a sampling of what Bears players are saying in advance of their Week 13 battle against the Lions.

Bears-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Aside from the play where Julius Peppers beat Jeff Backus and sacked QB Matthew Stafford, separating his right shoulder, Backus did a pretty good job in pass protection against Peppers in Week One.

Bears DE Peppers named NFC Defensive Player of the Month

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
Bears DE Julius Peppers had been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month.

Bears QB Cutler named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Bears to a 31-26 win over the Eagles.

Report: Soldier Field resodded

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
The Chicago Park District began resodding the playing surface at Soldier Field on Tuesday.

60-second rant: Bears need to feed Forté down the stretch

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 8:47 p.m. ET
After trying to make it as a pass-first offense earlier in the season, offensive coordinator Mike Martz has shown a greater commitment to handing RB Matt Forté the ball since the Bears' Week Eight bye.

Bears-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Keeping Lions DTs Ndamukong Suh and Corey Williams from knifing into the backfield to disrupt QB Jay Cutler or blow up a running play will be tough for the Bears' interior offensive linemen.

Week 13 power rankings

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
Under the radar most of the season, the Bears continue to move up in PFW's power rankings as Jay Cutler begins to hit his stride.

Bears 'deeply saddened' by accidental death of fan at Soldier Field

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
The Bears released a statement Monday in reaction to the passing of 23-year-old Stuart Haverty, who died Sunday after falling from a ledge at Soldier Field during the Bears-Eagles game.

Consistency on offense essential for Bears

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
While the matchup between the Bears' defense and the Michael Vick-led Eagles' offense was emphasized heading into Sunday's game, it was Chicago's offense that looked most explosive, scoring a season-high 31 points.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 12?

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
Julius Peppers showcased his versatile skills against the Eagles and kept himself in the running for Defensive Player of the Year honors.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 31, 2012
Despite battling an ankle injury, Forte rushed for 103 yards on 24 carries in the Bears' win over the Lions on Sunday.||||||| It was just his third 100-yard game of the season. He finished with 1,094 yards on the season. The Bears finished 10-6, but missed the playoffs.
Posted Dec. 30, 2012
Forte is active Sunday despite a right ankle problem.||||||| Forte is nine yards shy of reaching 1,000 for the third time.
Posted Dec. 24, 2012
Forte carried 12 times for 88 yards and a score in Sunday's 28-13 win at Arizona.||||||| Forte aggravated a right ankle injury and left early in the second half. It's not clear if he will play in Week 17 at Detroit.
Posted Dec. 23, 2012
Forte left Sunday's game against the Cardinals in the third quarter with an apparent ankle injury.||||||| He limped into the locker room in the third quarter and was replaced by Armando Allen. Forte also left the game against Minnesota last month with an ankle injury.
Posted Nov. 25, 2012
Forte suffered an ankle injury early on a run midway through the third quarter of Sunday's game against Minnesota.||||||| Forte appeared to be favoring his right leg as he slowly walked to the tunnel, and his return was questionable.

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