Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings: 5 players to watch

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GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 28: Tarik Cohen /

Running Back: Tarik Cohen

As part of the 2 headed monster behind the Bears offensive line, Tarik Cohen brings a different type of feel to the entire team. Jordan Howard can very much catch the ball, but he is used as more of an I formation runner who will run through opposing defenses.

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Cohen is able to lineup at almost any position, so far in 2017 that has been the case. Tarik has lined up as a running back, and at wide receivers on both the outside and in the slot. If he can put up the numbers he has with Mike Glennon as the quarterback, the sky may be the limit now that Trubisky will be under center.

In 4 games, Tarik Cohen has been feasting on defense, running 30 times for 181 yards, and catching the ball 24 times for 150 yards. Having a running back as your teams’ leading receiver is never a sight that any team wants to see, but the Bears are used to having that distinction. As Matt Forte lead the league in running back receptions during his tenure with the Bears.