Bears’ Run Offense vs. Vikings’ Run Defense
Things have changed a lot in only a few weeks for Chicago’s running game. Rookie running back Jordan Howard seemed to be the answer to the Bears’ ground attack when he posted back-to-back 100-yard games. Unfortunately, Howard followed that up with two subpar performances in Weeks 6 and 7. In addition, the fifth-round draft pick has all of a sudden taken a backseat to fellow running back Ka’Deem Carey. Regardless of who gets the bulk of the carries on Monday night, Chicago will find it hard to penetrate Minnesota’s third-ranked run defense, even with Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee) out.