Week 6 Bears Grades: Running backs

Week 6 Bears Grades: Running backs
October 11, 2013, 2:00 pm
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Matt Forte delivered 111 combined yards (19 carries for 67 yards, 44 yards on six pass receptions), up slightly from his impressive career average of 103 per game, but the offense was unable to completely shake him loose for anything longer than one 13-yard run.

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The offense did run the ball 26 times overall, however, going with tackle Eben Britton as a tight end on 24 of the Bears’ 68 snaps.

“We stuck to the running game,” coach Mark Trestman said.  “Matt had 19 carries, we had 26 carries overall, and gave our guys a chance to be physical at the line, and I thought we were.”

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Tony Fiammetta’s catch-and-run for 30 yards was the Bears’ longest play of the game and was responsible for moving the offense into position for its first TD pass to Brandon Marshall. Alshon Jeffery picked up 15 yards on an end-around to give him 72 on for of those plays this season, the most by a Bears wide receiver since Bobby Wade’s 76 on 12 carries in 2004.

Moon's grade: B-