3. Feed Jordan Howard
Over the last four weeks, the Bears have seen Jordan Howard that they saw in 2016 and 2017. Howard has rushed for 290 yards and two touchdowns. He’s proved that he can still be effective despite not being a perfect fit for Matt Nagy’s offense.
Since feeding Jordan Howard has yielded positive results for the Bears offense, that formula against the Vikings should continue this Sunday. When the Bears hosted the Vikings at Soldier Field back in week 11, Howard rushed for 63 yards on 18 carries.
While his numbers in that game weren’t exactly eye-opening, Howard still proved to be effective and was able to make plays when the Bears needed him the most. Additionally, with Minnesota’s main focus being on how to stop Mitchell Trubisky, feeding Jordan Howard could prove to be effective.
Considering Matt Nagy wants to come out and “play for the win”, giving Jordan Howard multiple carries late in the game could prove to be effective. If the Bears have a lead as the game goes on, trying to run out the clock and wear down the Vikings defense could prove to be a bold strategy as the Bears try and knock out the division rival Vikings from the NFC Playoffs.