Week 14 Bears Grades: Running backs

Week 14 Bears Grades: Running backs
December 10, 2013, 2:45 pm
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Bears backs accounted for 230 yards (140 rushing, 90 receiving) and two touchdowns receiving, in addition to solid support work in pass protections for one of the best all-around games all season by Michael Bush, Tony Fiammetta and Matt Forte.

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Forte’s 102 rushing and 73 receiving yards give him the sixth-highest single-game yardage total of his career, and he now has 16 career games with at least 150 yards from scrimmage, including two this season (179 at Green Bay Nov. 4). Only Walter Payton had more 1,000-yard rushing seasons than Forte’s four, with the Dallas game pushing him to 1,073 for the season.

Forte’s seven receptions put him at 65 for 2013, breaking his old mark of 63 in 2008 for most in a single-season by a Bears running back. He has 518 receiving yards for the year, within reach of Payton’s record of 607.

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Bush had his best rushing day of the year: eight carries for 38 yards (4.8 per carry) and his one pass reception went for a 17-yard touchdown. 

Moon's Grade: A