Bears' Jeremy Langford: Gains 83 yards rushing in Week 16 victory

Langford gained 83 yards on 18 carries and failed to secure either of his two targets in Sunday's 26-21 victory over the Buccaneers.

The rookie managed a career-high rushing total, and received some extra opportunity after Matt Forte was forced from the game with a back injury in the fourth quarter. Langford has been quite the pleasant revelation in a generally disappointing season for the Bears, effectively spelling Forte through injuries and within games as a rotational back. He also brings an added dimension as a passing-game option out of the backfield, with Sunday's game marking the first time in seven contests that Langford had failed to secure at least one reception. The 24-year-old may be in line for a healthy heaping of opportunity in Week 17 if Forte is held out of Chicago's home tilt versus the Lions.

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