Bears’ Run Offense vs. Texans’ Run Defense
Even at 34 years old, Texans nose tackle Vince Wilfork may still be a problem to the interior of the Bears’ offensive line. As mentioned earlier, Sitton as a new acquisition to Chicago’s line is a plus, but does he have enough chemistry with his fellow O-linemen to put a force like Wilfork in check?
In 2015, Chicago’s run offense was 11th in the NFL, but that was with Matt Forte carrying most of the load. Now, Jeremy Langford is spearheading the attack, with Ka’Deem Carey and rookie Jordan Howard as reserves. Although Langford does have breakaway speed, his 3.6 yards per carry average last season didn’t excite many. If Langford expects to produce on the ground, he needs to up his game against a Texans run defense that was ranked 10 in the league in 2015. And this task could be even harder with White potentially out of the picture.
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