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NFL: Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Game updates

1st quarter

  • Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky is cutting open the Rams’ defense early. An early scramble preceded a first down pickup on...3rd and 11. Not a great sign.
  • INTERCEPTION Marcus Peters !!!
  • But the Rams squander the opportunity inside the redzone. Bottled up run, dumpoff to WR Brandin Cooks and then a third down pressure from Khalil Mack.
  • Chip shot from K Greg Zuerlein good.
  • Rams 3, Bears 0
  • Rams put Bears in 2nd and 21 and still can’t get the stop. RB Tarik Cohen starting to carve up the defense.
  • Great move from EDGE Dante Fowler Jr. to get pressure on Trubisky on 3rd down as DL John Franklin-Myers comes in to clean things up for the sack. Bears K Cody Parkey nails the chip shot.
  • Rams 3, Bears 3
  • Both teams trade possessions. Defenses settling in.

2nd quarter

  • There’s a game changer. Goff drops back to pass, but right as he releases he’s bumped into by LT Andrew Whitworth and the ball just floats for an easy pick. Bears inside the red zone to start...
  • Rams get the stop, though. Need to get the Goffense going...
  • Rams 3, Bears 6
  • Nothing from the offense again, though you have to wonder why McVay is passing so heavily thus far.
  • HEKKFAKE!!! And while we nearly had another first down misspotted, they get this one right on replay. The drive continues...
  • Stalls out though. Rams get into 3rd and 10 situation and call a WR screen. Seems like a bit of a capitulation for McVay right now. The offense is struggling, and this seemed like giving into the field goal instead of risking catastrophe.
  • GZ nails it from 50.
  • Rams 6, Bears 6
  • Punt. Punt. Pick. Pick. This is a game where both defense are dominating. Unusual for the Rams, but hey. Tie ballgame. Someone has to win.

Inactives

Rams’ inactives today:

  • RB Malcolm Brown
  • DT Sebastian Joseph-Day
  • OLB Matt Longacre
  • TE Johnny Mundt
  • OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
  • DT Tanzel Smart
  • DB Darious Williams

So both RB Justin Davis and RB John Kelly are active behind RB Todd Gurley tonight as Longacre is again a healthy scratch.

For reference, here’s the inactives this season for the Los Angeles Rams by week:

2018 Los Angeles Rams inactives

POS Player Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Total
POS Player Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Total
QB Brandon Allen X X 2
OL Brian Allen X X X 3
ILB Mark Barron X X X X 4
RB Malcolm Brown X 1
RB Justin Davis X X X X 4
OL Jamil Demby X X X 3
EDGE Dominique Easley X 1
RB Todd Gurley X X 2
DL Sebasatian Joseph Day X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 16
S Lamarcus Joyner X 1
RB John Kelly X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
WR Cooper Kupp X X 2
EDGE Matt Longacre X X X 3
TE Johnny Mundt X X X X X X 6
RET JoJo Natson X X 2
EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo X X X X X X X 7
DT Tanzel Smart X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 14
WR Mike Thomas X 1
DB Darious Williams X X X X X X X X X 9
WR Nick Williams X X X X 4
LB Trevon Young X X X X X X X X X X 10
K Greg Zuerlein X X X X 4

Last week’s inactives:

  • RB Justin Davis
  • DL Sebastian Joseph-Day
  • RB John Kelly
  • TE Johnny Mundt
  • EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
  • DT Tanzel Smart
  • DB Darious Williams

The big decision will be regarding the running backs with primary backup RB Malcolm Brown out for the remainder of the season with a clavicle injury. Will both be active to support starting RB Todd Gurley? Will it be one over the other and, if so, whom?

Game date/time/location

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 8:20pm ET/5:20pm PT

Location: Soldier Field | Chicago, Illinois

TV/Radio Schedule

TV

National TV (English): NBC
Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Michele Tafoya (field reporter)

Radio

National Radio (English): Westwood One (check local listings)
Announcers: Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Tony Boselli (color analyst)
Local Radio (English): ESPN 710 AM, JACK FM, 93.1 FM
Announcers: J.B. Long (play-by-play), Maurice Jones-Drew (color analyst), D’Marco Farr (sideline reporter)
Local Radio (Spanish): ESPN Deportes 1330
Announcers: Troy Santiago (play-by-play), Ricardo Lopez (color analyst)

Online Streaming

Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra

Odds

-3

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