NFC North High Energy Player of the Week

A look at a player who gave his team a significant boost in Week 5.

In the first four games of the season, Chicago Bears tailback Matt Forte compiled the following rushing totals:

  • Week 1: 50 yards

  • Week 2: 29 yards

  • Week 3: 29 yards

  • Week 4: 26 yards

Forte easily surpassed his four-game total of 134 yards Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, rushing for a career-high 166 yards in a 23-6 victory. Included were touchdown runs of 68 and 18 yards. The performance was critical to an offense that started ineffective quarterback Todd Collins, and it was an important accomplishment to put on film for future Bears opponents.