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Barber & Bell: The new-look backfield

RB Marion Barber (Dennis Wierzbicki/USP)

Matt Forte's sprained MCL could keep him out for the remainder of the regular season, which means the Bears will be relying on Marion Barber and Kahlil Bell to carry the rushing load.

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte was having an All-Pro season before last week's game. He was leading the league in total yards from scrimmage and served as the foundation for Chicago's offense. Yet a simple off-tackle run in the first quarter of Sunday's contest resulted in a grade II MCL sprain, the recovery from which will be anywhere from 2-6 weeks. It's likely Forte will miss the... Recommended Stories