What we learned from the Chicago Bears win over the Pittsburgh Steelers

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Chicago Bears Jordan Howard
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The Chicago Bears dominated the Steelers’ defensive line

What a day at the office for the Chicago Bears offensive line. They did a great job at opening up running lanes for the running backs, especially late in the game.

The Chicago Bears had 220 rushing yards, in the game, which clearly wore down the Steelers’ defense, as the game wore on. Howard rushed 23 times for 138 yards and two touchdowns. It was a valiant effort by Howard, who entered the game with a sprained AC joint, according to Ian Rapoport. Howard had to leave the game twice due to injury but kept grinding through the game.

Cohen had 12 rushes for 78 yards. As I said earlier, Cohen was close to winning the game in overtime but stepped out of bounds. I believe that Cohen stayed in bounds, but I will let you be the judge of that.

It will be interesting to see if Howard plays on Thursday. He was clearly in a lot of pain, and he seemed to be a little tentative, at times. On one play along the sidelines, it seemed like Howard did a spin move just to avoid being hit on that shoulder. If he is unable to suit up, it would be a big loss.