The last time the Bears & Seahawks met, the Bears were much more pass-oriented as Jay Cutler attempted 39 passes coming off a concussion. Forte and Taylor combined for a just 42 yards on just 12 carries in the 23-20 loss.
"No, we didn't run it,'' Forte recalled, "but we've gotten better at that throughout the season, so I'm not worried what we did the last game. It will be a different game.''
It has to be, for the Bears' sake.
When coach Lovie Smith demanded during the off week that his team needed to come off the bus running, he knew what he was talking about. The Bears went 2-4 in games they failed to rush for 100 yards and they were 1-5 in games in which they attempted 10 or more passes than runs.