5. The Bears struggle in the running game
Jordan Howard burst onto the scene with a couple of hundred yard rushing efforts and analysts were ready to anoint him the next great running back. While that still may be the case, the Howard train came to a grinding halt last week against the Jaguars.
Howard will bounce back a little this week against the Packers, but the Bears very well may be in a situation where they won’t be able to run much in the second half. Howard will find himself gaining around 70 yards on the ground, but he will be far short of the 100+ he saw those first couple games.