3. The Running Backs
The Bears running game didn’t exist against the Broncos. Bears running backs carried the ball 15 times for a total of 34 yards. Rookie Jordan Howard led all backs with 12 yards rushing. Those stats look like ones that an 82-year old man would get playing Madden for the first time, but I digress.
It’s tough to judge how any of the running backs looked because the offense was so anemic against Denver. The offense struggled largely due to an offensive line that failed to protect Jay Cutler and didn’t get any push up front on running plays.
Hopefully the offensive line will perform better this week and give the Bears running backs a legitimate chance to make some plays. This is still an open competition. Everyone struggled against Denver so nothing has changed. But tonight we will see if Howard or Ka’Deem Carey make some plays and start pushing Langford for a starting job.