Found September 25, 2012 on Sports-Glory:
Bears Do Dallas Monday Night By It hasn't exactly been pretty but the Chicago Bears are 2-1. Now they'll go up against another team that can look discombobulated on occasion, the 2-1 Dallas Cowboys, for this week's version of Monday Night Football (8:30 pm ET, ESPN) down in Arlington. Just Happy to Be Here (at 2-1) Chicago opened this season with a 41-21 win over Indianapolis, then went to Green Bay and took one on the chin, falling 23-10 and looking bad doing it. Then Sunday the Bears slowly squeezed a 23-6 victory out of the Rams. As seven-point favorites Chicago didn't put that game away until Major Wright returned a Sam Bradford interception with nine minutes to go to give the Bears a 20-6 lead. Chicago is 2-1 ATS this year, covering seven points Sunday for   those who included them among their NFL picks, and as 10-point favorites vs. the Colts, but losing as five-point dogs at Green Bay. However, the Bears' two wins have come against two teams that combined to go 4-28 last year. Chicago is hoping to get good news this week if RB Matt Forte is deemed able to return to action. Forte sprained an ankle in Week 1 and has missed the last game and a half. He's still listed as questionable for Monday night, but might return to practice later this week. Meanwhile, Down in Big D The Cowboys opened their season with an impressive 24-17 victory on the road at the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants. But then, perhaps victims of the schedule maker, Dallas had to play another road game on the opposite side of the country, flying to Seattle and getting beat 27-7. But Sunday Dallas climbed back above .500, holding Tampa to 166 total yards of offense on its way to a 16-10 victory. However, the Cowboys are now 1-2 ATS, losing outright as three-point chalk at Seattle, then failing to cover nine points vs. the Bucs, settling for two very short field goals in the fourth quarter instead of scoring touchdowns.  What's Really Important: The Lines Monday's game has already seen some line movement favorable to those who might like the Bears and/or the 'over.' Many NFL betting outlets opened Chicago at +3, then quickly bumped the Bears to +4. And the total started off as high as 45 at some shops, but was quickly bet down to as low as 42 at some places.  Chicago can also be gotten at upwards of +185 to win Monday's game outright. These two teams are a combined 1-5 on the 'over/unders' this season. The Last Time We Met These teams last met two seasons ago, also in Dallas, with the Bears coming away with a 27-20 victory. That game played 'over' its total of 41 as the teams combined to run the ball just 39 times and throw it 80 times.    

Forte able to sprint at Bears' practice

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte expects to play Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys after missing a game because of a sprained right ankle. The Pro Bowl player practiced Wednesday for the first time since he was injured in a loss at Green Bay on Sept. 13. He sat out last week's win over the St. Louis Rams. He responded, ''Uh huh, yeah,'' when asked...

Matt Forte back at Bears’ practice, might play this week

According to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune, Bears running back Matt Forte was back at practice on Wednesday.  He said he believes he’ll be able to play in Monday night’s game against the Cowboys. “As long as you know how to take care of your body, that’s how you get back on the field,” Forte said. “I’ve had ankle injuries before and I know how to work with...

Matt Forte Limited in Practice Thursday

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Major Wright a major pain for Rams

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Report: Matt Forte likely out another week

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Chicago Bears will likely be without running back Matt Forte for another week. The Bears are also bringing in Ryan Grant for a work out, which doesn’t make sense if they expect Forte to be back in another week or so.

Bears Optimistic Matt Forte Can Return Week 4

Bears coach Lovie Smith told a WBBM-AM 780 that he is hopeful running back Matt Forte (ankle) can play next Monday night against Dallas.Fantasy Spin:Replacement Michael Bush ran for 55 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries and caught two balls for 18 yards against St. Louis this week. Bush is a viable fantasy option as long as Forte is sidelined.

Bears coach Smith "hopeful" Forte can return next week

Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith told WBBM radio Monday that the team is "hopeful" that injured running back Matt Forte can play Oct. 1 against the Dallas Cowboys, according to ESPN Chicago. Forte has missed one game since injuring his right ankle Sept. 13 against the Green Bay Packers. He missed Sunday's 23-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams that improved Chicago...

Lovie Smith hopeful that Matt Forte will practice this week

According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Bears head coach Lovie Smith is hopeful that running back Matt Forte will return to practice this week. Michael Bush only had 18 carries for 55 yards and 1 touchdown during Sunday’s win over the Rams. While Bush is a good running back, Forte is clearly the better player and once the Bears get him back they’ll be a better team.

Chicago Bears D Has the WRIGHT Stuff Against The St. Louis Rams

While the St. Louis Rams week three visit to Soldier Field certainly did not earn their hostile hosts the Chicago Bears any style points, the Monsters of the Midway's dazzling defensive effort ultimately paved the way to a 23-6 victory. Ten days after suffering a humiliating loss to their division rival Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, the Bears managed to bounce back and...

Chicago Bears Report Card: Week 3 vs. St. Louis Rams

The Chicago Bears dominated the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at Solider Field. Well, let me be more specific. The Chicago Bears DEFENSE dominated the Rams, while the offense...was average at best. Not until a Major Wright interception returned for a touchdown with 9 minutes and 9 seconds left in the game, was the game put away. The Bears offense seemed lackadaisical throughout the...
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