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>>Bears Looking For Spark On Offense

The Chicago Bears envisioned a deep, explosive offense making opponents miserable as they piled up the yards and the points.

This is not what they had in mind.

The Bears (2-1) will try to get their offense going again and shake off two bad performances when they visit the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night.

Their offense ranks 27th overall and they're 28th in passing. All of this comes after a busy offseason and a promising opener against Indianapolis.

Coach Lovie Smith says the Bears are simply not going to score "50 points, rush for 300 yards and pass for 500" every week, but they need to perform better on offense than they have of late.

>>Forte Expects To Play Monday

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte expects to play Monday against the Dallas Cowboys after missing a game because of a sprained right ankle.

The Pro Bowl player practiced Wednesday for the first time since he was injured in a loss at Green Bay on Sept. 13. He sat out last week's win over the St. Louis Rams.

He says he thinks he'll "be good to go" and responded "Uh huh, yeah" when asked if he expects to be ready to play against the Cowboys.

Coach Lovie Smith tempered that a bit, saying Forte still has "a long ways to go." But either way, the fact that he is practicing is a good sign for the Bears.

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