Michael Boley X-Factor in Stopping Matt Forte and Chicago Bears Passing Attack

October 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Matt Forte may not carry the ball more than fifteen times tonight, but the Bears starting running back is the player the Giants have been gameplanning against all week.
In Mike Martz's offense, Forte has been able to carve up defenses in the passing game lining up in the slot, out wide, and in the backfield.  With 14 receptions on the season, Forte presents matchup problems for defenses because of his ability to create in open space and line up anywhere within the offensive set.  
Last week's game against Green Bay saw the Packers blanket Forte with a variety of looks, usually using a safety and a linebacker to check him out of the backfield. Held to only two receptions for 14 yards, his worst receiving game this season, Martz will look to get the 3rd-year back more touches against the Giants.
To stop Forte, the Giants will deploy outside linebacker Michael Boley, among a collection of other defenders, to keep the 218-pound back from breakin...

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