Chicago Bears Statistical Breakdown: running backs

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 15: Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky
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How did the Chicago Bears stack up statistically at running backs

One of the shining points of the offense was the running game. When the team was able to move the ball on the ground, they were winning games. Yes, that sounds obvious, when you have the lead you are running the ball, but the idea was more about when they were able to establish a ground game, they had success as games went on.

Jordan Howard finished sixth in the league in rushing yards with 1,122. However, he finished five in carries, and of qualified runners finished 21st in yards per carry. Still a lot of those back have skewed numbers due to too few carries. At 4.1 yards per carry, Howard is above the standard of where he needs to be.

Tarik Cohen had a strong year, although a lot of it came through the air. Cohen had 370 rushing yards, and 358 receiving yards. They tried to get him the ball 158 times between carries and targets and he touched the ball 140 times. Still, it felt very short, and for big moments, he could have been on the field adding to his totals, and his touchdowns, which sat at just three.

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Benny Cunningham played a decent amount and saw nine rush attempts and 20 receptions on 26 targets. He gave up two sacks, but John Fox liked him as a pass protector. Still, he did add two receiving touchdowns, and was capable when he was on the field. Overall this was still was a strong point of the entire team.