Bears: Marshall, Forte named to Pro Bowl

Bears: Marshall, Forte named to Pro Bowl
December 27, 2013, 8:00 pm
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Tony Andracki

The Bears' high-powered offense is paying dividends for two members of the unit.

Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte were named to the Pro Bowl Friday night, as announced by the team.

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While the Bears quarterback situation has dominated headlines, Marshall and Forte have provided stability on the offense.

Through the first 15 games, Forte has nine touchdowns (seven rushing), 70 catches and his 1,776 yards from scrimmage ranks third in the NFL behind only LeSean McCoy and Jamaal Charles.

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Marshall is on pace for his second straight 100-1,000-10 season in Chicago with 94 catches, 1,221 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Alshon Jeffery is one of the notable snubs from the initial Pro Bowl roster, as the second-year wideout ranks sixth in the league with 1,341 receiving yards to go with 86 catches and seven touchdowns.

This is Forte's second Pro Bowl nod and Marshall's fifth (including second in two years in Chicago). The Bears did not have a defensive player voted to the Pro Bowl for the first time since 2004.