Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/10/12

CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 22: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field on November 22, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
  After losing four of their last five games the Chicago Bears find themselves at 8-5 and barely clinging on to playoff hopes.  What began as the most promising season in years for the Windy City has quickly taken a slide; but why? A big part of the Bears preseason hype stemmed from the re-signing of running back Matt Forte.  Forte had been a workhorse in the Bears offense over the course of his first four years in the NFL.  Coming in to the 2012 season Forte had led the Bears in both rushing yards and receptions each of the two previous years.  It was a trend that eventually labeled No.… Read more
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