Eagles Focused On Stopping Matt Forte

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 16: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears runs during play against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on October 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

Monday night's game is going to be a treat for those of you who appreciate the run game in the NFL. In LeSean McCoy and Matt Forte, we'll be seeing two of the top five backs in the NFL squaring off against one another. Forte has averaged 5.4 yards a carry this year, behind only LeSean McCoy and Fred Jackson. Plus, like McCoy, he's as big a threat catching the ball as he is running it.

So clearly, the Eagles are focused on #22. Jason Babin was asked about their strategy.

"Tackling and pursuit. I mean, he's a powerful runner and he's got some nice wiggle to him. So we really need to pursue the ball because there's going to be missed tackles, he's going to make some guys miss, but as long as we're all running and hunting we'll be there to take care of each other and have each other's backs."

Jamar Chaney says that they're working to improve overall and Monday night against Forte will be another chance to show that their early season struggles are behind them.

"Every time we step on the field, we want to showcase our talent. We work all through the week just to go out there and have a good game on Monday, so it's always our goal no matter what the situation is. We consider every game a must-win, and we want to go out and have a great game on defense. That's why we come out here even on the days that we have off. You see all the guys on the defense out here trying to get better, even laying in our beds and watching film so that on Monday we are ready to go."

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