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Coach Marc Trestman is fully confident Matt Forte (knee) will play in Sunday's game against the Bears.

Forte slightly hyperextended his right knee against the Rams last week but was able to return to the game. It sounds like he sat out Wednesday's practice as a precaution. "I'm still optimistic that [Forte will play on Sunday]," Trestman said. "I feel pretty good that he'll start getting some work [Thursday]. We'll see where he is at, but I'm going in optimistic."

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Matt Forte (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Forte "slightly" hyperextended his knee against the Rams last Sunday. He did some rehab work Tuesday and plans to play this week against the Vikings. It's a tasty matchup for Forte, who will be a top-three fantasy running back play for Week 13. His status will be updated again no later than Thursday.

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Matt Forte "slightly" hyperextended his right knee in Sunday's loss, and the Bears plan to "see where he is at" on Wednesday.

Forte got rolled up in scary fashion, but returned to the game after getting stretched out on the sideline. He missed only a few plays, and looked no worse for the wear upon returning. Our best guess is that the Bears will ration Forte's practice reps, but that he's in no danger of missing Sunday's game against the Vikings.

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The Ravens-Bears Week 11 game has been delayed due to lightning in the Chicago area.

This is the game that we were all keeping our eyes on weather-wise. The nasty stuff stayed away for kickoff but it reared its head in a hurry. There are tornadoes and dark clouds in the area. The Ravens lead the Bears 10-0 with 4:51 left in the first quarter. The game has been "temporarily suspended" and will not resume any earlier than 2:25 PM ET. So, we're staring at at least a 45-minute delay. This is actually welcome news to Brandon Marshall, Torrey Smith, etc. owners.

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Matt Forte rushed for just 33 yards on 17 carries in Week 10 against the Lions.

Forte was targeted seven times in the passing game and picked up another 16 yards on four catches. There just wasn't much space to operate against an enticing defensive tackle duo in Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh, who were wreaking havoc all afternoon long. Forte also had a nine-yard rushing touchdown taken off the board due to a holding penalty. Forte will have another tough rushing matchup against the Ravens next Sunday.

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Matt Forte rushed for 125 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries in Monday night's Week 9, 27-20 win over the Packers.

Forte tacked on another 54 yards on five receptions. He was targeted eight times out of the backfield and is averaging six targets per game after eight contests. Monday night was Forte's third consecutive game he's totaled over 100 yards. His touchdown came from one yard out on second-and-goal after Michael Bush failed to punch it in from the one on first down. Forte had plenty of bounce to his step in this one and was a major part of an 18-play, nearly nine-minute drive at the end of the fourth quarter that sealed the victory. He picked up a first down on fourth-and-inches before taking a toss left on third-and-five for another first down. After eight games, Forte is on pace for 1,948 total yards and 14 touchdowns. He's locked in as a top-five running back. The Lions are up next.

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Matt Forte rushed 16 times for 91 yards with three touchdowns in Sunday's 45-41 Week 7 loss at Washington.

One of Forte's touchdowns came on a slick 50-yard jaunt that included an ankle-breaking jump cut and impressive long speed. But owners will be happier to hear about the two he punched in from inside the 6-yard line as Michael Bush watched. There was not even a thought from the Bears staff to head down the "vulture" route. Forte heads into the bye with six rushing touchdowns in seven games.

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Matt Forte rushed 19 times for 67 yards in Chicago's Week 7 win over the Giants, adding six catches for 44 yards.

Forte caught all six of his targets in the passing game, and has now surpassed 100 yards from scrimmage in four of six contests. He's yet to be held below 90 yards. Forte is averaging 5.5 catches per game, and is just 11 off his 2012 receptions total. The well-rounded back is locked in as a high-end RB1. The Bears get the Redskins' 26th ranked run defense in Week 7. Washington is allowing 4.7 yards per carry.

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Matt Forte rushed for 55 yards on 12 carries and caught four passes for 40 yards in Week 5 against the Saints.

Forte didn't have as much running room as his 4.6 YPC would suggest. The Saints were bottling him up early on. Forte was targeted just six times in the passing game. He didn't find the end zone for any touchdowns, but Forte did scamper in untouched on a late two-point conversion. Look for Forte to shred the Giants' wretched defense on Thursday night.

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Matt Forte shined in the Bears' Week 4 loss to the Lions, rushing 14 times for 95 yards and a touchdown while adding five catches for an additional 22 yards.