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Jordan Howard figures to get more carries — though Bears don’t have set target

Jordan Howard carries the football Monday. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Through two games, 11 NFL players boast more carries than Jordan Howard’s 29. Eleven also have more rushing yards per game than his 58.5.

Nagy said that, typically, teams with a lead can give their running backs eight-to-10 fourth-quarter carries, though “that hasn’t been happening” with Howard.

He pointed to a series in the fourh quarter when Howard took two handoffs and a screen pass. On one of the carries, the Bears lost five yards.


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“That’s hard — we as an offense can’t let that happen,” he said. “I think probably a few more carries is probably the answer to that, but we don’t go into any game saying, ‘You’ve gotta get X amount of runs or X amount of passes.’ We just kind of play it out as is.”

Howard had 14 carries for 35 yards against the Seahawks.