The Chicago Bears will travel to sunny Los Angeles as two underachieving teams meet for an all important matchup on Sunday Night Football. The Rams had sky high expectations coming into this year as they returned most of the same squad that took them to the Super Bowl last season. They enter this matchup a full three games out of first place in the toughest division in football.
Chicago was also a trendy pick coming into the season after a 13-3 record last season, but they are also buried in the division race. The fact both teams are reeling only adds heightened significance as the Wild Card race starts to heat up. The Rams are -6.5 in this game, with the total listed at 40.
Bears vs Rams 2019 NFL Week 11 Odds, Preview & Prediction
Chicago BearsChicago comes into this matchup having lost four of their last five games. The lone victory came last week against a banged up Detroit Lions team who was without star QB Matt Stafford. The offense was only able to muster up 20 points thanks to one of Mitch Trubiskys best games as of late.
Even a good game only saw him muster 173 yards through the air. David Montgomery is starting to see the lion’s share of the load offensively and that has translated to a higher yards per carry average. The line will need to hold up against one of the best in Aaron Donald after they gave up five sacks last week.
Defensively this is still an incredible team. Kalil Mack is beating tackles at his usual rate and causes pressures because of it. The Bears ranks third in opponents’ yards per play and fourth in scoring defense. Only the New Orleans Saints have put up more than 24 points on Chicago.
Los Angeles RamsThe Rams are coming off another loss, as it has dropped four of the last six games they have played. This last defeat against a Steelers team that still has Mason Rudolph and none of their top three RBs. The offense has been in a rut this far. Los Angeles is 16th in yards per play, 12th in total offense and 10th in points per game. It’s a far cry from where they ranked in the team’s first two seasons under head coach Sean McVay.
Many of the Rams’ offensive struggles can be traced to the offensive line. Goff has been sacked four times in each of the Los Angeles’ last two losses. The Rams will be without two starting offensive linemen. Center Brian Allen is done for the season with a knee injury and right tackle Rob Havenstein won’t play Sunday.
Los Angeles Picks up Much Needed WinThe Rams are a game ahead of the Bears in the wild-card standings, though that is not who the favorite is. MyBookie has the Los Angeles Rams favored by 6.5 points. The over/under being at 40 might indicate they think this will be a defensive slug show. These aren’t just two teams that can’t win consistently.
They have both struggled to move the ball. Despite this the Rams should be able to win this game. The Bears will continue to struggle with Trubisky under center. The Bears D wont be able to save them this week.