The Chicago Bears needed a spark after playing their worst first half of the year against the Arizona Cardinals, and they might have received it from Eddie Jackson and Jordan Howard.
Jackson intercepted a third-down pass from Sam Bradford on the Cardinals’ first offensive drive of the second half. Then, Howard punched it in from the 1-yard-line to give the Bears their first touchdown of the day:
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 23, 2018
Talk about great timing! Howard had been held out of the end zone in each of his first two games, so to see him find pay dirt is everything he (and the Bears offense) needed. The score capped a nine-play, 67-yard drive in which quarterback Mitch Trubisky went 4 for 5 for 54 yards. It’s the type of bounce back showing Trubisky needed after an awful first half in which he threw an interception and posted a 66.7 passer rating.
If the Bears are going to win this game, they’ll need to call upon a familiar formula of defensive stops fueling scoring drives. And I suppose a little good luck wouldn’t hurt.