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|Following their big win against the Falcons, the Bears take a seat in the examination room.|
Based on our discussions around here, there is no secret that tailback Matt Forte is a perfect fit for Mike Martz's offense. His receiving skills mean he can impact a game even if an opponent has filled the running lanes. His 56-yard screen play Sunday was a perfect example of his open-field running ability. So I wonder if the Bears recognize that barring injury, Forte's value is only going to increase with every passing week. The team and Forte's agent haven't been able to agree on the terms of a contract extension, but his versatility (and motivation this year) makes it highly unlikely that something will happen on the field that would allow the Bears to devalue his production. Even if he isn't piling up rushing yards, it seems likely he'll have a substantive weekly contribution in the passing game.