That’s as good of a start as you could draw up for the Chicago Bears.
The defense came through with a three-and-out, forced a punt, then unleashed Jordan Howard in a way we haven’t seen all season long. Chicago went on a 6-play, 71-yard drive, which was punctuated by this:
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) December 30, 2018
Howard was set up by his own darn self, running for 55 yards on three carries. Who is this guy and where has he been all year!?
It’s been a while since the Bears were able to successfully establish Howard on the ground, so to do so in Week 17 against a stout run defense is a positive sign. More, please.
The Bears will need to keep this up. Not just to engage the Vikings in a game of keep-away, but to also keep up with the Rams — who are beating the 49ers early in their game.