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  All season long the Chicago Bears Matt Forte has been a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest as he has singularly carried a lethargic offense to a 5-3 record through a brutal first half schedule.  Directly responsible for over 40% of Chicago’s total offense over the first eight games of 2011, Forte had the Bears’ front office backed into a corner as his play on the field put him in elite company of NFL running backs.  Forte’s pace going into Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions all but guaranteed that the Bears would have to pay big in order to keep No. 22 after this season.  With dominating performances by a marquee player in a contract year it’s easy to understand why the hopes of the Bear faithful rested on the legs of Matt Forte going into Week 10 as he surely would be the key to victory in a must win game against the NFC North rival Lions.  What happened instead was completely opposite as to the delight of the Chicago fans the Bears’ defense found renewed strength anchoring the team to a 37-13 win. If you didn’t watch the game and read Forte’s stat line the natural assumption would be that [...]
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