Bears' Matt Forte uncertain when he'll return

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Chicago Bears star running back Matt Forte isn’t sure when he’ll return from a sprained right knee.

His status for the rest of the season is in question after he left in the first quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs with a sprained medial collateral ligament.

Forte says players with injuries like his generally miss two to six weeks.

LIONS: Tight end Brandon Pettigrew says he’s sorry for his actions in last weekend’s loss at New Orleans.

Pettigrew was called for a personal foul in the fourth quarter of Detroit’s 31-17 loss. He made contact with an official who was trying to get between him and Saints safety Roman Harper after the whistle. He says in a statement his emotions got the better of him, and he’s “fully committed to helping the Detroit Lions win with class.”

STEELERS: Nose tackle Chris Hoke’s injured neck will require surgery that could put the reliable veteran’s career in jeopardy.

Hoke is expected to miss the rest of the season.

RATINGS: The undefeated Green Bay Packers’ last-second win over the New York Giants helped draw the highest television rating for a regular-season NFL game since 2007.

The Fox broadcast on Sunday earned a 17.6 rating and 30 share.

SEAHAWKS: Rookie guard John Moffitt has been suspended for four games without pay for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.


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