Found November 02, 2011 on NBC Chicago:
Last week, Grizzly Detail named Matt Forte the offensive MVP through the half-season, and Devin Hester the special teams MVP. It was a no-brainer at the time, because both men have had such an important impact on the team. It turns out that it's not just Chicagoans who have taken notice of Forte and Hester's contributions. Noted football writer Peter King has named them both to his Midseason All-Pro team. Forte is King's NFC running back, with Hester getting accolades as a kick and punt returner. Not only is Forte the NFC back, but King recognized him as the offensive MVP, beating out Detroit's Calvin Johnson and New Orleans' Jimmy Graham. Aaron Rodgers is the overall MVP, but it's clear that King sees just how valuable Forte is to the Bears offense. Unfortunately, the good news ends there, Bears fans. In King's predictions, the Bears fail to make the playoffs. He thinks that the Packers and Lions will both make the playoffs, which would m...

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Running back Matt Forte accused the Chicago Bears of happily grinding him "into a pulp" while refusing to hand him a new and improved contract.

Matt Forte thinks Bears are “grinding me into a pulp”

On the field, Matt Forte has been the Bears’ best player this season. Off the field, he has rarely missed an opportunity to complain about his contract. Forte’s latest complaint is that the Bears seem willing to break down his body by making him a workhorse back, but they’re not willing to pay him like…

Chicago Bears Weekend Six Pack: MNF2

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2011 Week 9 Picks

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Forget the fans, Chris Johnson owes Matt Forte an apology

Chris Johnson cashed in, then seemingly checked out. Titans fans are upset, yet they're not losing a dime. Gregg Doyel says the guy who should be furious is Bears back Matt Forte. Johnson's lackluster effort is costing him millions.

5 Keys to Beating the Bears on Monday Night

The Eagles will be back in the national spotlight again this week as they host the Bears on Monday Night Football. They played well under the bright lights last week and will look to pull their record back up to the .500 mark. The Bears are coming off a bye week so they’re well rested. However, Lovie Smith doesn’t have the same kind of post bye week track record as Andy Reid...


Bears running back Matt Forte is fifth in the NFL in rushing yards per game (96.0, 672 total) and first among running backs in yards from scrimmage (1,091). He’s on a pace for 1,536 rushing yards — which would be the most by a Bear since Walter Payton in 1985 (1,551) — and a franchise-record 2...

Rodgers, Allen, Hester earn NFC monthly awards

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen and Chicago Bears return specialist Devin Hester have been chosen as the NFC's top players for the month of October.
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