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Game Ball: Matt Forte
Before the game, Chicago's defense was expected to shut down the Cardinals on offense, so it's hard to really credit any defensive Bears.
Forte, on the other hand, wasn't expected to dominate like he did.
His opportunities were somewhat limited, but Forte ended the game with 88 yards on 12 carries—over seven yards per carry. Arizona's run defense isn't great, but this is still an impressive performance.
The only other real considerations here were defensive. Julius Peppers came away with three sacks, and Charles Tillman had a pick-six.
But weren't those two expected to do that?