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If Matt Forte is out, playoffs may be too

Things went from bad to worse for the Bears offense when star suffered knee injury

Updated: December 6, 2011, 3:02 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Was it really just two weeks ago that the Chicago Bears were on their way to their fifth victory in a row and a 7-3 record with a playoff berth looking extremely promising?

If the team was floored then by the loss of quarterback Jay Cutler with a broken thumb, then they were downright sucker-punched Sunday by the sight of their star running back, Matt Forte, laying on the Soldier Field turf, clutching his right knee.

Forte, who walked off the field under his own power, ...

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