What the Bears do best offensively, running the ball, is what the Eagles do best defensively.

The Bears are No. 5 in rushing yards and No. 6 in average gain per rush led by the NFL's No. 3 ground gainer Jordan Howard, who has run for 841 yards. Howard has exceeded 100 yards in three of his last five games and is averaging 4.4 yards per carry.

But the Eagles allow an NFL-best 71 yards per game on the ground.

"Any time you play a really good football team, they've fed off getting ahead, getting people in a one-dimensional game as far as (having to go to) the pass game," Bears coach John Fox said. "So you have to stay patient with the run."