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X-and-O Show: Bears vs. Panthers
Bears on Offense: Forte's career-long jaunt First quarter. 1st and 10 at the Chicago 32-yard line. The Bears line up in a three-receiver set, with QB Todd Collins under center and RB Matt Forte alone in the backfield. Two receivers are split right, and WR Earl Bennett is wide left. TE Brandon Manumaleuna is on the left edge. The Panthers counter with a nickel package. Four down linemen are supported by two linebackers. All three cornerbacks are lined up a few yards off the receivers. Before the snap, S Charles Godfrey creeps up into the box on the left side but then drops back just before the ball is hiked. At the snap, Collins hands the ball off to Forte running off-tackle right. The offensive line employs a zone-blocking scheme, with each running on a track to the right side. The down linemen are picked up well, while RG Edwin Williams and...
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