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Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 7:10pm
Bears coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday that, typically, teams with a lead can give their running backs 8-10 fourth-quarter carries, though “that hasn’t been happening” with Jordan Howard.
He pointed to a fourth quarter series when Howard took two handoffs and a screen pass. On one of the carries, the Bears lost five yards.
“That’s hard — we as an offense can’t let that happen,” he said. “I think probably a few more carries is probably the answer to that, but we don’t go into any game saying, ‘You’ve gotta get X amount of runs or X amount of passes.’ We just kinda play it out as is.”
Through two games, 11 NFL players boast more carries than Howard’s 29. Eleven also claim more rushing yards per game than his 58.5, the story said. Strangely, Tarik Cohen has also been limited in his touches, but Howard is averaging 19 touches a game.
Posted by Jordan Heck
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 5:20am
Week 3 at Arizona Cardinals
Jordan Howard looked decent in Game 1, but had a setback in Game 2, finishing with only 35 yards on 14 carries (2.5 yards per carry). He did add 33 yards on three receptions, but finished the game without a score for the second straight week.
Maybe Howard can find the end zone this week as the Cardinals have struggled against the run mightily in 2018. Arizona has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing backs this season, including five touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving) to the position. We like Howard as an RB1 play this week.
2018 Strength of Schedule - CHI
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2018 Game Stats
|Per game||14.50||58.50||0||0||4.03||4.00||29.00||0||4.50||7.25||8.75||12.75||49.00/68.00||72.08% |