Running back Matt Forte fumbled twice at the 1-yard line in the third quarter, somehow recovering the first one that was forced by linebacker Curtis Lofton on a dive over the pile. Forte took a toss left on the next play and had the ball jarred loose by defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux. Forte, who finished with only 23 yards rushing on 15 carries, fumbled only once as a rookie. He had a wrap on his right hand after the game, maybe where Babineaux hit him with his helmet.
''It's very frustrating. You can't turn the ball over, and I turned it over,'' Forte said. ''We'll be fine; we can't give up, we just have to get better through practice.''