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Bigger Role For Running Backs In Toronto

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Matt Forte is feeling as good as he did before the opener. Chester Taylor is well-rested, too.

Then again, the Chicago Bears haven’t exactly been taxing their running backs.

While quarterback Jay Cutler keeps getting pounded, the ball carriers seem more like an afterthought and that’s something they would like to change.

LISTEN: Hub Arkush On The Danny Mac Show

Back from a week off after dropping three of four, the stumbling Bears (4-3) hope to stop their slide this week against winless Buffalo in Toronto.

It might help if they got the running backs more involved, and if ever there was a chance, this would seem to be it. No team is allowing more yards rushing per game than the Bills at 188.7 yards per game.

“You saw what happened against Carolina,” Hub Arkush said on the Danny Mac Show. “And Carolina was bad against the run, not horrible. The Bills are horrible against the run. [The Bears] proved they would do it in Carolina, I’d be stunned if they don’t run the ball at least 30 times [on Sunday].”

Making further case for an increased running game is the Bills defensive back field. “They’ve got one of the best secondaries in the league; particularly, Jairus Byrd who went to the Pro Bowl last year…up front is where they really struggle.”

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