Lost in the euphoria of the Bears impressive victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers is this stark fact: the Bears averaged just 2.4 yards per carry in 18 rushing attempts. Sure, QB Jay Cutler looked a whole lot better, completing 27/38 for 236 yards, two TDs and, most importantly NO INTERCEPTIONS. Still, for a team that claims to come off the bus running the ball, the rushing attack so far this season has been unimpressive to say the least. Matt Forte, who had an outstanding rookie season last year, rushed the ball 13 times for a total of 29 yards last Sunday. In the week one loss to the Packers, Forte wasn’t any better, carrying the ball 25 times for a net gain of only 55 yards. For the season, Forte is averaging just 2.2 yards per carry. He has also ...
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