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Running back Matt Forte is presumably out after suffering an ankle sprain in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.
Although his injury is a setback to the Bears, they do have backup Michael Bush.
Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that head coach Lovie Smith is comfortable with the fact that Bush is starting in place of the injured Matt forte.
Bush has proved to be one of the top-tier backups in the NFL. Bush was the backup in Oakland to Darren McFadden, who did get injured on occasion.
McFadden played only seven games due to injury last season, which gave Bush the opportunity to rush for 977 yards and score seven touchdowns.
Bush has the opportunity to continue that type of production against the Rams, who have a below-average rushing defense. St. Louis has the 21st-best rushing defense in the league allowing 129.5 yards per game to opposing backs, according to NFL.com.
Look for Bush to take advantage of the run-of-the-mill defense, especially considering Jay Cutler’s lackluster performances in the past two games.