We knew that the battle between the Los Angeles Rams and the Chicago Bears was going to be a defensive brawl. Both teams didn’t disappoint.
In fact, both teams remained scoreless throughout the entire first quarter. Of course, the Rams caught a few major breaks along the way. Things didn’t start well with the Rams offense at all as Todd Gurley fumbled on their opening drive. But, Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro missed a 47 and 48-yard field goal. The Bears also made a gutsy decision by attempting a 4th and long late in the first quarter but failed with 2:34 left.
The Rams were first to score in the second quarter on a 38-yard Greg Zuerlein field goal. The entire first half’s offensive production primarily came from Gurley. Although, quarterback Jared Goff launched a 51-yard bomb to a wide open Cooper Kupp. Though Kupp didn’t secure the touchdown, Gurley rammed his way in the end zone to take a 10-0 lead.
The Bears offense came out guns blazing into the second half and scored on a 80-yard drive. Mitchell Trubisky led the way and found running back Tarik Cohen for a 14-yard touchdown reception. Rams lead, 10-7.
A roller-coaster of a scoring drive in the fourth quarter, but the Rams took a 66-yard, 4:11 drive and added some much needed scoring insurance. Goff nailed a 51-yard bomb to Josh Reynolds, but that was erased thanks to a devastating illegal formation penalty. Despite that, the Rams were able to continue the drive. Running back Malcolm Brown found the end zone though on a 5-yard touchdown run to increase the lead. That would prove to be the final nail the coffin though as the Rams finish with that as the final score.
The Rams have the difficult task of trying to stop the NFL’s hottest team, the Baltimore Ravens. This game will take place on Monday Night Football on November 25. Kickoff begins 5:25 p.m. on ESPN.