Jordan Howard carries Chicago Bears to first win

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 10: Quarterback Mike Glennon
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 10: Quarterback Mike Glennon /

We wondered for the first two weeks where Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard was. He put the team on his back in an inspired effort for a Week Three win

The first two weeks of Jordan Howard’s 2017 campaign were questionable, to say the least. In Week One it was 13 carries for 52 yards and a running back controversy with the emergence of Tarik Cohen.

In Week Two, the team completely fell apart, he proved he is not a reliable pass-catching threat and posted nine carries for just seven yards. Then, before the game word had emerged that Howard is playing through a sprained AC joint in his shoulder.

It showed in Week Three, as twice he had to be attended to on the field by the training staff. However, Howard gutted it out, stayed in the game and carried the ball 23 times for 138 yards and two touchdowns.

On top of that, he caught all five of his targets and led the team on a game-winning drive that featured three carries for 38 yards and the game-winning overtime touchdown run. This was the Jordan Howard show from start to finish.

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Such a hard-working effort on an injured shoulder is so impressive. On a 0-2 team, Howard could have headed to the sideline for the day at any time and no one would blink an eye. However, Howard wanted this win and he delivered it. Howard should be commended for a valiant, hard-fought effort in this one. He is player of the game in the teams first win of the season.