The Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams have both been disappointments this season, but there is plenty of time to turn things around. These two teams will meet up in Los Angeles for a battle on Sunday Night Football in Week 11. Chicago will try to win this game with its defense, while the Rams are one of the most explosive offenses in the league.
The Chicago Bears were able to snap a four-game losing streak last Sunday, but this has not been a good season. Chicago is just 4-5 so far this season, and it is close to falling out of the playoff race.
Los Angeles is 5-4 so far this season, but that’s good enough for just third place in the NFC West. The Rams have just two wins in their last six games. Los Angeles is a 6.5-point favorite over the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football.
Trubisky Must Improve For Bears
Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has struggled mightily this season, and it has killed the offense. Trubisky has thrown for less than 180 yards per game, and Chicago has the second-worst passing attack in the NFL. Running the ball hasn’t been much better for the Bears, who are averaging just 80 rushing yards per game. The Bears need to step up their offense to give some help to their stellar defense.
Chicago is allowing just 17.4 points per game this season, but the defense has not been as dominant as it was a season ago. The Bears are not forcing as many turnovers, and getting sacks has been an issue as well. Defensive tackle Nick Williams leads the team with six sacks, and Khalil Mack has pitched in with 5.5. The defense must carry the team in this game.
Rams Need More From Their Defense
The Rams are allowing over 21 points per game this season, and their defense has let them down in a big way at times. Los Angeles has been much better on defense since trading for cornerback Jalen Ramsey, but it still has a shady secondary. Defensive tackle Aaron Donald has just six sacks this season, after having over 20 of them a season ago.
Quarterback Jared Goff has put up some great numbers this season, but he also has a ton of pass attempts. The Rams are averaging more than 280 passing yards per contest, but they need to run the ball better. Running back Todd Gurley is averaging just 4.1 yards per carry and still looks to be injured. Los Angeles will need some balance against a great Bears defense.
Rams Roll To Victory
Neither team comes into this game playing very good football, and it’s hard to predict what will happen. The Bears defense could keep their team in this game, but it’s hard to bet on them with Trubisky still playing quarterback. Los Angeles has been playing better defensively of late, and its pass offense should be able to propel it to victory in this game. Bet the Los Angeles Rams -6.5 over the Chicago Bears in this Sunday Night Football showdown.