Last year the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears were two of the NFL’s best teams. But when they face each other tonight, they’ll both be hoping for a win in order to play meaningful games in December.
After winning the NFC last year, Los Angeles has looked like a shell of a once-dominant team. Since starting 3-0 they’ve lost four of their last six, and are a distant seventh in the NFC playoff standings.
Quarterback Jared Goff has seldom looked like a player worth the $110 million guaranteed the team gave him, throwing 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Speaking of regressing, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has completely fallen apart in his third year as a starter. While he’s cut back on his interception rate, Trubisky just can’t seem to connect on the deep ball, and he can’t avoid the pass rush either. At 4-5 on the season, Chicago is on the outside looking in at the NFC North title and Wild Card race.
ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the Bears-Rams game.
ESPN’s computer model believes that Los Angeles has this game on lock. The computer model gives the Rams a 68.2-percent chance to win tonight’s game.
Los Angeles and Chicago are both in win-now mode. A loss tonight would only further hinder their already-fading playoff hopes.
Look for both teams to throw everything they’ve got into this one.
The game will be played at 8:20 p.m. EST on NBC.