Dallas Cowboys vs. Chicago Bears: 5 Bold predictions for Week 14

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2. David Montgomery, Mitch Trubisky combine for 150 rushing yards

One of the more interesting aspects of the Bears offense this season has been their inconsistent nature when running the ball. They hyped up rookie running back David Montgomery all offseason as a potential workhorse but they’ve often failed to use him as such. Just as much, Trubisky has shown real dangerousness when using his legs but Matt Nagy has gotten away from that as well this year.

Montgomery has just 15 or more carries in five games this season and has gotten 20 or more carries in only two contests. However, he’s been successful (for the most part) when the Bears utilize him smartly and don’t just run him straight into a loaded box. Meanwhile, Trubisky has only 26 rushing attempts on the season after notching 68 attempts last year.

What both Josh Allen and Jeff Driskel showed against Dallas is that they are easily burned by mobile quarterbacks taking off, especially when the opposition is running the ball well. That has to be something that Matt Nagy realizes and will look to take advantage of.

Subsequently, that’s what the Bears will do at Soldier Field on Thursday Night Football and will have success doing so. Montgomery will find consistent chunks of yardage and Trubisky will break off a handful of effective runs as well. The end result will be Chicago’s quarterback-running back duo topping 150 rushing yards combined.