More Points Off Turnovers! Jordan Howard Scores to Extend the Bears Lead Against Patriots (VIDEOS)

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More Points Off Turnovers! Jordan Howard Scores to Extend the Bears Lead Against Patriots (VIDEOS)

Chicago Bears Highlights

Sometimes, it just makes sense to play good ol’ fashioned Bears football.

One play after Mitch Trubisky nearly threw an interception on a pass intended for either tackle-eligible Bradley Sowell or third-string tight end Ben Braunecker, the Chicago Bears extended their lead against the New England Patriots with some smashmouth football:

It was all set up by the Bears’ second turnover, which was forced by defensive lineman Bilal Nichols:

Nichols was a fifth-round pick and has been out-playing his draft position since the start of the season. As Nichols continues to get game reps, he’ll grow into a bigger role along a talented defensive line. Right now, Nichols is really making an impact as a run defender, but his emergence figures to continue as long as he continues to make plays like that one on Sony Michel in the backfield.

The Bears have a fight on their hands, as Cordarelle Patterson β€” who fumbled a kickoff earlier that led to a Bears touchdown β€” returned a kick for a 95-yard touchdown. I’d be surprised if the points don’t keep flying from both sides.


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Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation Bears, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.