Bears grades vs. Eagles: Running backs

Bears grades vs. Eagles: Running backs

December 23, 2013, 1:15 am
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Moon's Week 16 grades

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Matt Forte had his worst all-around game of the year, with zero impact in any phase of his play and negative impact in one in particular.

The offense afforded him just nine carries, which he turned into a season-low 29 yards. He caught four passes for an additional 25 yards but had no play longer than 12 yards for the game.

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Forte’s pass protection was non-existent. He allowed a sack of Jay Cutler by Trent Cole with a very poor pass set, taking the Bears out of a makeable third down to end their first possession. He also made a feeble effort to block linebacker Mychal Kendricks who then sacked Cutler in the second quarter for the second of two straight sacks.

Michael Bush chipped in with 20 yards on seven carries, all in the second half in mop-up duty.