Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Ex-Chicago Bear Matt Forte, the Highlights-- Part 1

According to NFL stats, Matt Forte has run for 542 yards in eight games for the New York Jets this year.  Not too slouchy.

From the February 14, 2016, Chicago Tribune "Heck of a Run: Hard work secured Matt Forte's place in the history of great Bears running backs" by Don Wiederer.

In eight years with the Bears, Forte totaled 12,718 yards from scrimmage and scored 64 touchdowns.

THE BEGINNING:  Became a Bear April 26, 2008, drafted in the second round (number 44).  Joined Cedric Benson, Adrian Peterson and NIU great Garrett Wolfe in the backfield.

FIRST GAME:  23-carry, 123 yards.  Spoiled the first game for the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.  Had a 50-yard-first-quarter touchdown.

LONGEST RUN:  A 68-yard touchdown run in a 23-6 win versus Carolina in 2010.


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