Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery is enjoying some success towards the end of the 2020 season. Against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the running back recorded his 5th straight game with a 100+ total yards and a touchdown.
Montgomery achieved the feat after running the ball in during the 3rd quarter during the game against the Jaguars. The Bears who are 7-7 this season are currently on a 2-game winning streak largely due to Montgomery’s output. The 23-year-old drafted from Iowa State back in 2019 has found form at just the right time.
During the 3rd quarter against the Jaguars, Montgomery ran the ball into the endzone after a handoff from QB Mitch Trubisky. At the Jaguars’ 6 yard line, Montgomery weaved his way through the Jacksonville Jaguars’ defense to put the Bears ahead 26-10.
In his previous 4 games, Montgomery has registered 6 rushing and passing touchdowns. Before the game against the Green Bay Packers in week 12, David Montgomery had only scored 2 touchdowns. The Bears will be glad that Montgomery has struck form at just the right time.
Montgomery’s run has helped the side still stay in contention for the Playoffs. The last time such a feat took place was back in 2014 by former All-Pro Arian Foster. The running back had registered 7 straight games with stats of 100+ total yards and a touchdown.
Ever since returning from a concussion, Montgomery has been a key part of the side’s offensive unit. He also registered a personal-best 146 yards on 32 carries against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15. His performance was enough to get his side a 33-27 win over the Vikings.
The Bears currently control their own playoff destiny. Head Coach Matt Nagy and his side can book their tickets to the Playoffs with wins in each of their last 2 games.
While the side looks set to pick up the win against the Jaguars, their last outing is set to be a much harder test. Taking on the Aaron Rodgers-led Green Bay Packers, the Bears will have to pull off quite an upset.
But even if they do end up losing to the Packers, they could finish as the NFC’s 7th seed. That, however, would require the Arizona Cardinals to lose their final game of the regular season against the LA Rams.
The team will hope that Montgomery will be able to build on his sensational run and come through against the Packers so as to ensure that nothing is left to chance.