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Jordan Howard breaks the Chicago Bears all-time rookie rushing record

Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard ran for 135 yards against the Vikings, which broke Matt Forte's franchise record for rushing yards by a rookie running back.

The Chicago Bears finished 3-13, which is the worst record in franchise history in a 16-game campaign, yet Jordan Howard is a bright spot to which Bears fans can cling tightly this upcoming off-season. 

Against the Minnesota VIkings in the season finale, Howard rushed 23 times for 135 yards. He finished with 1,313 rushing yards on the season, which is the most by a rookie running back in franchise history. 

Howard broke Matt Forte's old record of 1,238 rushing yards set in 2008.

Howard had seven 100-yard rushing outings this year and came into Week 17 with the second highest yards per carry in the NFL (5.1). The fifth-round pick out of Indiana averaged 5.9 yards per rush against the Vikings.

Howard finished with 6 rushing TDs on the season, while adding 29 catches for 298 yards and 1 receiving TD. 


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