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Week 7 Preview: Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams

Previewing the match-up between the Chicago Bears visiting the Los Angeles Rams, focusing on key injuries and game notes.

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WEEK 7 GAME PREVIEWS:
NYG @ PHI | CAR @NO | BUF @ NYJ | CLE @ CIN | DAL @ WAS | GB @ HOU | DET @ ATL
PIT @ TEN | SEA @ ARZ | KC @ DEN | JAX @ LAC | SF @ NE | TB @ LV | CHI @ LAR

Chicago Bears @ Los Angeles Rams
When: 10/26 @ 8:15pm ET
Watch: ESPN
Point Spread: Rams -6
Over/Under: 45
Moneyline: Chicago Bears +225 | Los Angeles Rams -265

Bears Team Key Injuries: Deon Bush, RB, Hamstring (Q), James Daniels, OG, Pectoral (IR), Tarik Cohen, RB, ACL (IR), Michael Joseph, RB, Undisclosed (IR), Darion Clark, TE, Undisclosed (IR), Artie Burns, CB, ACL (IR), Eddy Pineiro, K, Groin is expected to return from IR
Rams Key Injuries: Obo Okoronkwo, LB, Elbow (IR), Jordan Fuller, SS, Neck (IR), Justin Lawler, LB, Foot (IR), Travin Howard, LB, Knee (IR), Joe Noteboom, OG, Calf is expected to return from IR

NOTES: Quarterback Nick Foles passed for 198 yards and had two touchdowns (one pass, one rush) last week. Aims for his third start in row vs. Rams with 80+ rating. Has six touchdowns (five pass, one rush) vs. two interceptions for 91.8 rating in his past five starts vs. NFC West. Running back David Montgomery had 97 scrimmage yards (58 rush, 39 receiving) in Week 6. Had 50 scrimmage yards in last meeting. Aims for his fifth in row on road and ninth in row overall with 50+ scrimmage yards. Wide receiver Allen Robinson had five catches and 53 receiving yards last week. Aims for his seventh in row on road with 5+ receptions and 50+ receiving yards. Tight end Jimmy Graham had five receptions in Week 6. Has three receiving touchdowns in three games on road this season. Rookie Tight end Cole Kmet had first-career receiving touchdown last week. Wide receiver Darnell Mooney ranks third among NFC rookie wide receivers with 196 receiving yards this season. Linebacker Khalil Mack had sack and two tackles for loss last week. Aims for his third in row with sack and two tackles for loss. Has four sacks and three force fumbles in four career games on MNF. Has six sacks and three forced fumbles in his past six vs. NFC West. Defensive tackle Akiem Hicks had fumble recovery in Week 6. Has four sacks and fumble recovery in his past four on MNF. Had sack in his last game vs. LAR (12/9/18). Linebacker Roquan Smith led team with 12 tackles last week. Had 11 tackles and an interception in last meeting. Linebacker Danny Trevathan had 10 tackles in Week 6. Aims for his third in row on MNF with sack and forced fumble. Rookie Cornerback Jaylon Johnson had two passes defended last week. Leads all rookies with nine passes defended this season. Safety Tashaun Gipson had second interception of season last week. Safety Eddie Jackson had fifth-career forced fumble in Week 6. Has three passes defended, interception and forced fumble in two career games vs. LAR.

Quarterback Jared Goff passed for 198 yards and two touchdowns and an interception last week. Has 100+ rating in two of his past three at home. Has 933 pass yards (311 per game) and eight touchdowns with one interception for 127.7 rating in three career home starts vs. NFC North. Has 858 pass yards (286 per game) and seven touchdowns (six pass, one rush) vs. two interceptions for 94.5 rating in three career starts on MNF. Running back Darrell Henderson rushed for 88 yards in Week 6. Has four touchdowns (three rush, one receiving) in his past five. Running back Malcolm Brown had rush touchdown in last meeting. Wide receiver Robert Woods had receiving touchdown last week. and aims for his third in row with a touchdown catch. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in four of his past five at home. Has 536 scrimmage yards (89.3 per game) and two receiving touchdowns in six career games on MNF. Wide receiver Cooper Kupp had 53 receiving yards in last meeting. Has receiving touchdown in three of his past four at home. Aims for his third in row on MNF with 5+ catches. Wide receiver Josh Reynolds had first touchdown catch of season in Week 6. Tight end Tyler Higbee led team with 56 receiving yards last week. Defensive lineman Aaron Donald has 3.5 sacks and fumble recovery in 3 career games vs. Chi. Aims for his third in row at home vs. Chi. with 1.5+ sacks. Has eight sacks in his past eight at home. Linebacker Leonard Floyd had tackle for loss last week. Had 18.5 sacks and 26 tackles for loss in four seasons (2016-19) w/ Chi. Linebacker Micah Kiser tied for team-lead with 13 tackles in Week 6. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey had tackle for loss last week. Aims for his third in row vs. Chi. with pass defended. Safety John Johnson tied for team-lead with 13 tackles last week, his ninth-career game with 10+ tackles. Had interception in only career game vs. Chi. (12/9/18).

Holden is a young writer with an avid passion for sports. He is currently a sophomore at CUNY Queens College. Holden has worked on multiple publications including Hardwood and Hollywood, The Knight News, and the Long Island Herald. He would prefer if you don’t mention Super Bowl 52.

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