Found November 03, 2011 on Bear Essentials:
Peter King includes RB Matt Forte and PR Devin Hester on his mid-season All-Pro team in Sports Illustrated this week. King also names Forte his offensive player of the year, while choosing Packers QB Aaron Rodgers as the MVP. As impressive as Forte has been running the ball for 672 yards and a 5.4-yard average, he might be even more valuable to the Bears as a receiver. He leads the team by a huge margin with 38 catches, and he also has a team-best 419 receiving yards. In fact, Forte could actually be considered Jay Cutler’s go-to guy, given the absence of a No. 1 wide receiver on the team. I really can’t remember the last time Forte dropped a pass, and he’s averaging 11.0 yards per catch, more than a lot of wide receivers in the league. read more

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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...

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