If you’re reading this, that probably means it’s the best day of the week, aka Monday Night Football. Below we’ll take a look at Week 7’s matchup between the Bears and Rams along with the best sportsbook to go with when betting on this primetime game.
Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams
Monday, October 26 – 8:15 PM EDT at SoFi Stadium
After humbling the Carolina Panthers in Week 6, the Chicago Bears travel to meet the Los Angeles Rams under the lights at their new SoFoi Stadium on Monday Night Football.
Why ‘Da Bears’ Can Cover
The Bears are coming off of their ugly 23-16 win over Carolina, which now puts them 5-1 this season so they’re feeling cocky.
This 5-1 Bears team has got to be the weirdest because their quarterback Nick Foles isn’t even that good since taking over Mitch Trubisky’s spot. He only has racked up 878 yards, six touchdowns, four interceptions with a 62.5% passer rating this season. But, somehow the Bears continue to come up with the win, thanks to their incredibly solid defense.
The Rams are 4-2 this season but if you look at all four of those wins, they are against teams in the NFC East. Wins over terrible teams like Washington and the Giants, aren’t that impressive.
The Bears’ wins aren’t that crazy either, but they did beat Tom Brady’s squad. And while the Rams have shown some big plays under quarterback Jared Goff this season, he still gets flustered under pressure. Bears’ Khalil Mack and the pass rush will definitely keep him worrying.
Foles might not be superior to Trubisky yet, so he can rally his troops up. They might not win, but six points is a big cushion and their defense can keep up.
Why the Rams Will Cover
The Bears are up against this Rams defense and though they looked bad last week, there is no shot they’ll continue to struggle two weeks in a row. If the Bears want a chance, they better get on a roll early in the game, rather than later. Except it's going to be tough against Aaron Donald who is on the prowl to make up for last week’s performance.
Before the Week 6 loss, the Rams looked awesome on both sides of the ball, but we can’t always be perfect, right?
Quarterback Jared Goff is a much better QB than Foles and is already at 1,570 yards, 10 touchdowns, and four interceptions heading into Week 7. Head coach Sean McVay knows, for the most part, how to utilize his offensive weapons and make Goff look good in almost any situation.
Donald, Defensive Player of the Year, leads the Rams defense and holds opponents to an average of just 19 points and 318.5 yards per game. That puts them at Top 5 in the NFL for both.
I am not sure what happened last week with the Rams and why they let an injured Jimmy G. stomp them, but this team will come back ready to eat in Prime Time on Monday night. The Bears are on a mission to go 6-1, I don’t think they’ll head home with it but they’ll certainly keep it close. This is going to be a defensive battle. Take the under for this NFL pick.