Forte will enter his seventh season at the age of 28 in 2014.
"It wasn't like I was worn out at the end of the season or anything. I only averaged 18 or 19 (touches) a game but with the catches you get more touches that way," Forte told NFL.com. "I think age is just a number like everyone says. It doesn't really matter if someone is 29, 28, 30 years old. It just depends on how their body feels and at the same time if they take care of their body."
Forte, who turned 28 in December, wants another huge workload in 2014.
"That's what I expect," he said, per NFL.com. "It wasn't like I was worn out at the end of the season or anything. ... I think age is just a number like everyone says. It doesn't really matter if someone is 29, 28, 30 years old. It just depends on how their body feels and at the same time if they take care of their body."
Forte got involved in the passing game and caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Jay Cutler late in the opening quarter. He found the end zone again on a 5-yard run and on a 1-yard run in the third quarter. He finished the game with 157 yards of total offense, logging 110 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries (5.0 yards per carry) and 47 yards on four receptions with a touchdown.
Forte ended the year with 1,339 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground -- both a career high in a season.
The NFL announced Friday the rosters for the 2014 Pro Bowl, which will be held on Jan. 26 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The league will hold a draft on Jan. 22 where Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will select their respective squads for the annual all-star game.
Forte was limited to a season-low 29 yards on nine carries in Week 16 against the Eagles. He is only 10 yards shy of surpassing his season-high of 1,238 rushing yards set in his rookie season in 2008. He has gone seven straight games without a rushing touchdown. His last rushing touchdown came in Week 9 at Green Bay, where he rushed for 125 on a season-high 24 carries in a 27-20 win.
Forte will be facing a Green Bay defense that has allowed 125.3 yards per game on the ground, which is the seventh most allowed in the league this season. Opposing running backs have scored 18.27 Fantasy points per game this season against the Packers. Consider Forte, who has a favorable matchup, a solid starting option in all formats for the final week of the regular season.
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