The Road To Bourbonnais

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Road To Bourbonnais: Matt Forte

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The plan in 2013 is to utilize running back Matt Forte more effectively. Is that possible given the chemistry between Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall, not to mention the fact the team added more weaponry in tight end Martellus Bennett? Forte gained 1,434 yards from scrimmage in 2012 (1,094 rushing and 340 receiving) to build his career total to 7,652 yards, which ranks as third most in franchise history. While the numbers would seem to indicate a productive season -- which it was -- Forte rushed for 100 yards or more in just three games.