Chicago Bears: 5 Things to Watch for in Week 7

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Will Tarik Cohen or Christian McCaffrey Have More Yards from Scrimmage?

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Both the Bears and Panthers will feature two dynamic rookie running backs. Chicago’s Tarik Cohen and Carolina’s Christian McCaffrey are cut from the same cloth, and threats in the ground game and the aerial attack. Both Cohen and McCaffrey lead their teams in receptions—Cohen has 26 catches and McCaffrey’s 37 receptions leads all running backs in the NFL. As for total yards from scrimmage, the two are neck-and-neck. McCaffrey has 397 total yards, while Cohen isn’t far behind with 384. Cohen and McCaffrey are also able to do damage in the punt return game. The performance of both of these rookies may play a big factor, and both can easily be considered X-factors in this game.