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Posted on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 9:26 a.m.

Lions wary of Bears' running back Matt Forte, the 'silent killer'

By Staff


Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte rushed for 116 yards against the Lions earlier this season.

Associated Press

Matt Forte isn't often mentioned as one of the best running backs in the NFL, but he has the respect of Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

"He's a silent killer. That's what he does," Suh said. "That's what he likes to do, but he's definitely putting himself out there and making some noise."

The Lions will see Forte on Sunday when they play the Bears (4:15 p.m., Fox). Consider Forte's numbers this season, which include a 116-yard rushing game against Detroit:

  • 805 rushing yards.
  • 110.6 rushing yards per game.
  • 3 touchdowns
  • On pace for 2,493 total yards