Matt Forte must circle the dates on his calendar when the Bears play the Lions. The veteran running back has had some very nice games against Detroit over the years, and he got off to a great start on Monday night by breaking a 39-yard run in the first quarter that set up a Jay Cutler touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall.
So just how much has Forte owned the Lions over the years? In eight career games against Detroit, Forte has 678 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 135 total carries. Those are far better numbers than he has against any other team, including the Packers, which he has also seen eight times in his career.
As a receiver, Forte has 297 yards and three touchdowns against the Lions, his highest totals for any opponent.
Forte carried the ball three times for a total 41 yards on the opening drive of the game. How much more can he accumulate?