Forte shines in debut as Bears stun C...

Forte shines in debut as Bears stun Colts

There are 243 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 7, 2008, titled Forte shines in debut as Bears stun Colts. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Rookie running back Matt Forte rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown in his debut and the Bears' defense clamped down on Peyton Manning and the Colts as the Bears won 29-13 in Indianapolis on Sunday night.

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Really

Chicago Heights, IL

#1 Sep 7, 2008
Awesome win..
Bill from michigan

United States

#2 Sep 7, 2008
Go BEARS
Bill from michigan

United States

#3 Sep 7, 2008
Oh ya thank you ..... happy happy
richard in chandler az

United States

#4 Sep 7, 2008
crow is best served cold, lots to go around for the media and the haters. great job
Lou P

Chicago, IL

#6 Sep 7, 2008
go bears
Arnie

Columbia, SC

#7 Sep 7, 2008
You no what that was a pretty boring 150 yard game by Orton... Bears Win Bears Win...

I know in your Rex Grossman supporters mind the bears would have won 500 to 0.
Royer

Chicago, IL

#9 Sep 7, 2008
Well, Orton got the job done. Not in stunning fashion or anything, but he got it done. That's all we've been asking of a quarterback for the better part of two decades now...
scotto

Park Forest, IL

#10 Sep 7, 2008
what a game. forte was nice. could the team get better later with the return of chris williams and increased confidence of forte? why was bradley inactive?
Steve

La Mirada, CA

#11 Sep 7, 2008
I am so, so happy to be wrong about the defense. They were able to turn it on like a switch, holy crap! Great game guys. You al heard me say it here though, I REALLY like our running back situation. Forte is the real deal. His confidence and success was contagious tonight. Oh how sweet it is to have a running game that this offense revolves around. Greg Olson will blossom this year if we get him the ball. We have a couple of starts developing in front of our eyes folks, and it's not on the fdefense this time.
jbS

United States

#13 Sep 7, 2008
That was bears football, orton picked up 3rd downs, receivers got open and made key catches, Forte is a beast, and the d played possum. GO BEARS!
never give up, or doubt them again, I wont.
Brett

Chicago, IL

#14 Sep 7, 2008
Bears ran the football so well they didn't need Orton.
You could tell the OL blocks for runs much better than pass protection.
That's also why he didn't pass much throughout the game.
Chuck D of Valpo

Valparaiso, IN

#15 Sep 7, 2008
Great way to start the season. Looked solid on both sides of the ball. Good game plan. Good coaching. There is magic in the air in Chicago this summer that will make fall even prettier. Somewhere Walter Payton is smiling.
jesse d

United States

#16 Sep 7, 2008
Great game plan. How bout the Bears not telegraphing the D. Man D? Shocking! Running off the bus and on the field?Amazing! Throwing to the tight ends? Wow! Wonder what Benson is thinking?
Ortons Neck Beard

United States

#17 Sep 7, 2008
Whew! We were worried, because Kyle said he was going to shave us off if the Bears lost to the Colts. Guess we're good until at least next week.
Buy Forte a tall cold one. Along with the O-line, the tight ends, the D-line, the DBs (especially Tillman and Vasher) and the special teams (except Hester). They all earned it.
Go Bears! Go Neck Beards!
Beth

Chicago, IL

#18 Sep 7, 2008
Does anyone know what the GU was for on their jerseys?

Since: Dec 07

Des Plaines, IL

#20 Sep 7, 2008
Beef wit hot wrote:
Was it me or did the 2 Bozos (Madden and Michaels) seem disappointed the Bears won?
I think M&M were STUNNED at what Da Bears did against the heavily favored Colts, just like our local 'Nattering Nabobs of Negativism' sports writers who to a man (and women) EXPECTED the Bears would get hammered in Indy... NOT!

UMGAWA, BEARS!
A most enjoyable win!

Since: Dec 07

Des Plaines, IL

#21 Sep 7, 2008
Beth wrote:
Does anyone know what the GU was for on their jerseys?
It's in honor of Gene Upshaw, the former NFL Players Union head, who died recently.
davis groot

Chicago, IL

#23 Sep 7, 2008
they're going to the super bowl!
Mike

Oak Park, IL

#25 Sep 7, 2008
jesse d wrote:
Great game plan. How bout the Bears not telegraphing the D. Man D? Shocking! Running off the bus and on the field?Amazing! Throwing to the tight ends? Wow! Wonder what Benson is thinking?
Who cares what Benson is thinking? I'M thinking, maybe the running game's problem last year wasn't entirely with the offensive line after all, but possibly the fault of a featured running back who never did "get off the bus running". Welcome to Chicago, Matt Forte, and welcome back Mike Brown and your partners on D.. we all missed you last year.
100 Year of Futility

Las Vegas, NV

#26 Sep 7, 2008
Great Game!!! With the success of the Bears today and the White Sox in position to make the playoffs Chicago has two reasons to be excited this fall....GO BEARS...GO SOX

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