Bears running backs Matt Forte and Jeremy Langford were unable to find any running room in Sunday’s 24-21 loss to the Washington Redskins. Forte rushed 10 times for 45 yards and a touchdown while Langford picked up 37 yards on 11 carries. In fairness, Forte averaged 4.5 yards per carry, but 10 of those came on one play.
The Bears have used a consistent game plan for much of the season, choosing to run the ball and dominate time of possession while picking their spots for taking to the air. But the Redskins beat them to the punch, controlled the clock for much of the game, effectively taking the Bears’ run game out of the equation and forcing the Bears to pass the ball to make up for an early 14-0 deficit.
The normally reliable Forte caught just one pass in the game while Langford added three receptions for 27 yards. Langford also battled his ongoing case of the drops as the rookie continues to change his focus before securing the ball.