Matt Forte's production dwindled during the New York Jets four-game losing streak.
After opening the year with more than 100 scrimmage yards and 29.5 touches per game in the first two contests, Forte earned fewer than 65 scrimmage yards and 14.3 touches per game in Weeks 3-6.
The 30-year-old running back told the New York Daily News the stat reduction has nothing to do with age.
"I would expect that from people who just look at stats but don't look at the game," Forte said. "If you are a real fan, and actually a fan of football, you would probably watch the film and see that as the total offense, we're not playing very well."
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Coach Todd Bowles pointed to blocking as the main culprit for Forte's struggles. Forte has also seen less work since the beginning of the year, partly because the team has played from behind.