Well, it’s certainly not a repeat of the Monday Night Football game...
The Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears are locked in a defensive battle that’s tied at six heading into halftime.
I think you have to start with the frustration that both quarterbacks are obviously dealing with.
Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky has missed numerous throws one of which accounted for his first interception. And he’s struggled to diagnose coverage quickly tonight one such example of which provided the interception for CB Nickell Robey-Coleman who has had a phenomenal game.
For QB Jared Goff, it’s a similar night of frustration. His first interception came at the hands (or butt/back/foot) of LT Andrew Whitworth. Right as Goff was going through his windup, he collided with Big Whit which completely threw the trajectory of the ball off. Not Goff’s fault, but not exactly comforting nonetheless. The second pick just came at the end of the half when the Rams went for a Hail Mary as time expired. That call, and an earlier WR screen on 3rd and 10, both felt like Head Coach Sean McVay was just kind of capitulating to that frustration.
And that’s where we stand. How do the Rams break down this Bears defense? Clearly, McVay isn’t comfortable running the ball tonight. Goff has 22 passes while RB Todd Gurley has just five rushes. The problem is the passing game is, well, pretty feckless tonight.
Is the Rams’ offense going to figure it out, or is the defense going to have to hold and hope we can eke out a couple more field goals to get the W?