With Matt Forte leading the way, the Bears rank 15th in the NFL in rushing yards per game.
They average roughly 115 yards on the ground per game. Forte is currently averaging around 160 yards from scrimmage per game, leading the entire league.
Can the Bears put up those kind of numbers against the Eagles defense?
The Eagles defense ranks 17th in the league in rushing yards allowed. They’ve allowed roughly 118 rushing yards per game on defense.
Running backs against the Eagles have averaged five yards per carry.
Does Matt Forte and Marion Barber have what it takes to exploit the Eagles weaknesses on defense?
The Bears need to get off to a fast start to have a chance because the Eagles offense can be very explosive.
Running hard early and often will help the Bears chances tremendously. The Eagles will likely be keying in on Matt Forte, with eight men in the box more than not.
The more defenders in the box, could open up some opportunities for quarterback Jay Cutler. But getting Matt Forte going on the ground and through the air is the key for the Bears tonight.