Barber content as silent partner

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- This could be one of the most exciting and productive seasons for Chicago Bears running backs in years.

It could also be one of the glummest.

And yes, glummest is a word. It's good for a 13 in Scrabble.

Watching Marion Barber, his knees high, his dreadlocks higher, streak through -- OK, a second-string -- Bills' defense but still streaking Saturday, breaking tackles and knocking people down, was to imagine a 1-2 Bears punch this season that could make it one of the top running games in the league.

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