Forte gained 114 yards on 19 carries during the contest. He continued to provide value in the passing game, hauling in six receptions for 54 yards and a score. Forte's receiving score came on a 25 yard route where he sold the short pass, and blew past his defender for the score. His receiving ability made him a factor in the second half, when the Bears were getting blown out.
Forte is on a bye Week 9.
Forte had an abysmal first half, rushing for only 11 yards on two carries. He bounced back with a 10-yard touchdown reception on the opening drive of the second half and a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. He posted 109 yards of total offense, rushing for 49 yards and a score on 12 carries. He led the team with six catches for 60 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in a 27-14 defeat.
Forte and the Bears will look to get back in the win column Week 8 at New England.
The following players have been ruled probable for Sunday: Tackle
Going up against what we now know are three of the league's toughest run defenses in the Bills, the 49ers and the Jets,
With a combined 157 yards and two touchdowns Week 6 at Atlanta, Forte has a combined 150 yards in three straight games. Of course, a large percentage of them are on the receiving end, but that's part of his appeal. His 10 catches in Week 6 give him double-digit catches in back-to-back games and at least five in all six games this season.
He's a monster, particularly in points-per-reception leagues. In fact, the only player I think I'd prefer to him in that format is DeMarco Murray, and that's just because he's the best player period.
So don't think about selling high or anything. This is Matt Forte, this is what he does, and you're lucky to have him. You may have preferred Jamaal Charles or LeSean McCoy on Draft Day, but he's overtaken them with his consistency.
Forte broke a tie with his first score late in the first quarter, which came on a draw out of a shotgun formation, then extended the lead on a similar play in the fourth quarter. After going four weeks without a trip to the end zone, the lead back now has three scores in his last two weeks. He's also manged to rack up more than 150 total yards in each of his last three games, and he has 22 receptions in the last two weeks. Forte will look to keep rolling in Week 7 when the Dolphins come to town.