Keys to Thursday Night Football Giants at Bears
Forte has become one of the NFL?s most productive all-around running backs. He has run for 375 yards and is ranked fourth among RBs, with 27 catches for 200 yards. Quarterback Jay Cutler has found him to be the perfect check-down option, taking advantage of mismatches against linebackers. It will be critical for the Giants to shadow him ? maybe with Spencer Paysinger ? so that Forte does not consistently bail out Cutler with a short reception.
Source: Paul Dottino, CBS New York