Chicago Bears: 5 Things to Look for in Week 8

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Will Jordan Howard Carry the Whole Load Again?

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Jordan Howard is the league’s fifth-leading rusher entering Week 8 with 560 yards. Last week versus the Carolina Panthers, Howard handled all of the offense’s run plays, toting the ball 21 times for 65 yards. This was the first time this season that rookie running back Tarik Cohen didn’t have any carries in a game. Seeing how Chicago’s coaching staff has veered away from the passing game over the past few weeks, it won’t be a surprise to see Howard get another healthy dose of the ball against a Saints 20th ranked run defense that’s allowing an average of 114.2 yards per game.