What we learned from the Chicago Bears win over the Ravens

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Chicago Bears Jordan Howard
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Jordan Howard was the MVP of the game

I just want to take a moment to appreciate the effort of Howard in this game, as well as the entire season. For the first quarter of the season, he has been in and out of the lineup with a shoulder injury. Howard always finds a way to grit through it, as he desperately wants to help the Chicago Bears win.

The effort he put forth today was absolutely spectacular. Howard ran the ball 36 times for 167 yards while adding 9 receiving yards on one catch.

In the year 2017, it is hard to imagine a running back rushing that many times, because it is a passing league. Howard showed great stamina, toughness and durability in this game.

Like Trubisky, Howard’s biggest play of the game came in overtime.  It was a 53-yard run, in which Howard ran over Ravens’ pro bowl safety Eric Weddle.

That run really helped seal the deal in this game. That was just hard-nosed running, which is exactly what Chicago Bears football needs to be.

Long is right. Howard was averaging less than 4 yards per carrying, for most of the game. Then the long run, in overtime, happened.

Just to show how tough this Ravens’ defense is, Jordan Howard helped break a Ravens’ team record, today. His running will certainly not go unnoticed, as he played with intensity today. He will look to carry that forward, again, next week against the Panthers.