For the first time since Week 1 of the 2015 season, the Bears had a 100-yard rusher. This time, this feat was accomplished on the legs of rookie running back Jordan Howard, who gained 111 yards on 23 carries. Howard also added three receptions for 21 yards to his stat line. The 4.8 average per carry by the Bears’ fifth-round pick played an important part in Chicago’s control of the clock throughout the game. Howard carried the bulk of the load on the ground, and did so without turning the ball over. Just like Hoyer, Howard could be making a strong case for a spot in the starting lineup.