Da Bears Prepare For Charging Rams On Sunday Night

Los Angeles Rams (11-1) vs. Chicago Bears (8-4)
Sunday, December 9th - 8:20pm ET - Soldier Field
Betting Line: TBD

The Los Angeles Rams clinched the NFC West last week with their 30-16 win at Detroit. It was a much-needed win that puts them closer to home field advantage in the NFC Playoffs. The win gave the Rams a one-game lead over New Orleans after the Saints upset loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday Night Football.

Todd Gurley II rushed for over 100 yards for the sixth time this season. The Rams' running back ran for 133 yards and 2 touchdowns on the road versus Detroit. Gurley is ranked second in the NFL behind only Dallas' Ezekiel Elliott with 1,043 rushing yards. His 13 touchdowns lead all non-quarterbacks.

Gurley isn't the only bright spot on this L.A. offense. Quarterback Jared Goff is the league's 4th ranked passer with 3,547 yards. Goff is letting it fly in 2018. His 9.31 yards per attempt are second behind the on-again, off-again Ryan Fitzpatrick from Tampa Bay. Jared Goff has has led receivers to the promised land 26 times this season. He's thrown just six interceptions.

L.A. defensive tackle Aaron Donald has made a serious case for MVP honors. He added to his portfolio on Sunday when he recorded two sacks and four hits on Detroit quarterback Matt Stafford. Donald has three forced fumbles in the last two games and four on the season. He leads the NFL with 14.5 sacks, three more than Houston's J.J. Watt.

The Rams have clearly been a great team to back straight up this season, but against the spread has been another story. They're just 5-5-2 against the spread. For a team that's posting a +121 point differential, they've been a part of several close games. Five of their 11 wins have been decided by a touchdown or less.

Chicago is coming off a troublesome loss to the New York Giants. Chase Daniel stepped in for the injured Mitchell Trubisky. In his first start this season, Daniel completed 26 of 39 passes for 285 yards. He threw one touchdown and two interceptions.

Chicago's pass defense showed up to play against the Giants. Eli Manning was limited to just 170 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. New York needed 125 rushing yards from Saquon Barkley and a 49 yard touchdown pass from Odell Beckham Jr. to secure a 30-27 overtime win over Da Bears.

It was a costly loss for Chicago, who has the Minnesota Vikings on their tail. They snapped a five-game SU and ATS winning streak.

Expect Chicago to take another L here. They just don't have enough offensive firepower to hang with the Rams for four quarters. L.A.'s defensive line will cause issues for whoever calls the plays on the Bears' side on Sunday night. L.A. will win and cover the spread in prime time.