4th Phase Game Ball Week 17: Matt Forte


Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) rushes the ball against Green Bay Packers safety Sean Richardson (28) during the fourth quarter at Soldier Field. The Green Bay Packers win 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

It’s really hard to give a game ball when the Bears season just ended but Matt Forte balled today. He rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns and 4 receptions for 47 yards with one touchdown. Giving the rock to Forte is exactly what the Bears needed to attack the Packers porous defense and ease pressure off Jay Cutler.

Despite the overwhelming feeling of disappointment, we’re lucky to have Forte on the team. Forte is a multi-dimensional back and is just plain ol’ productive. He isn’t as flashy, isn’t the fast or strongest but he does everything well. He finished the season with 1,229 yards on the ground and 547 receiving yards. He was third in total yards from scrimmage behind Shady McCoy and Jamaal Charles.