Los Angeles Rams Overcome Slow Start Against the Chicago Bears

The Los Angeles Rams had a slow start at home on Sunday night against the Chicago Bears. Los Angeles got lucky that Chicago’s field goal, Eddy Pineiro, missed two field goals in the first quarter.

The Bears offense was anemic once again. The Rams made a couple of more offensive plays than they did in a 17-7 win over Chicago.

With Los Angeles leading 3-0 in the second-quarter, Todd Gurley scored on a 1-yard touchdown run. He rushed for 97 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown. Gurley also caught three passes for 36 yards receiving.

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Jared Goff also made some big throws when he needed to, but Goff’s numbers weren’t that great either. He completed 11-of-18 passes for 173 yards and one interception. Jared Goff also rushed for three yards on three carries.

Josh Reynolds was the leading receiver for the Los Angeles Rams. He caught three passes for 55 yards receiving. Reynolds also rushed for -5 yards on one carry.

Cooper Kupp caught three passes for 53 yards receiving.

Gerald Everett caught one pass for 20 yards.

With Chicago trailing 10-0 entering the third-quarter, Mitchell Trubisky threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Tarik Cohen.

Trubisky completed 24-of-43 passes for 190 yards one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for four yards on one carry.

Mitchell Trubisky left the game in the fourth quarter with a hip injury. I thought it wasn’t a hip injury at first and I thought it was a decision made by Head Coach Matt Nagy to bench him. The hip injury was officially true when the Chicago Bears Twitter page announced it.

Chase Daniel came in the game to replace him. He completed 1-of-4 passes for nine yards.

Cohen caught five passes for 35 yards receiving and a touchdown. He also rushed for 39 yards on nine carries.

Taylor Gabriel was the leading receiver for Chicago with seven receptions for 57 yards receiving.

Anthony Miller caught six passes for 54 yards receiving.

David Montgomery rushed for 31 yards on 14 carries. He also caught one pass for nine yards receiving.

With Los Angeles leading 10-7 in the fourth quarter, Malcolm Brown scored on a 5-yard touchdown run to seal the game with less than 3:35 remaining in regulation. Brown finished with 15 rushing yards on five carries and a score.

With this win by the Los Angeles Rams, they keep their slim playoff hopes alive, but there are five teams in the NFC that have at least eight or more wins so far this season. They are the San Francisco 49ers (9-1), the New Orleans Saints (8-2), the Green Bay Packers (8-2), the Seattle Seahawks (8-2), and the Minnesota Vikings (8-3).

As for the Chicago Bears, their playoff hopes are potentially dashed. Chicago won the NFC North last season with a 12-4 record.

The last time this team made it to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons was in 2005 and 2006. The Bears won the NFC North both of those seasons.

Aaron Donald also had two sacks in this game for Los Angeles.

Both defenses played well in this game.

Chicago (4-6) will go back home and face the New York Giants (2-8) next Sunday.

The Rams (6-4) will face the hottest team in the league next Monday night when they have to take on the Baltimore Ravens (8-2) at home.

What is the direction of the Chicago Bears and The Los Angeles Rams in your opinion? Leave a comment below.

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