Forget playoff seeding. There's another reason why Matt Forte wants to play against the Packers in Sunday's season finale.
"I want to play because I've got 20-something yards to get 1,000," said Forte, who actually needs 22 for his second 1,000-yard rushing season in his first three years. "I want to get that."
Having a 1,000-yard rusher would also be a source of pride to the offensive line.
"It's a benchmark," Forte said. "It's kind of every running back's benchmark to get over 1,000 yards. It's something [I'm] reaching for. It's a goal of mine."