The Chicago Bears will be battling the Los Angeles Rams in the Monday Night Football matchup for Week 7. This meeting will mark the first time the Bears are visiting SoFi Stadium. These two teams have faced each other 94 times with the Bears holding a 54-37-3 advantage over the Rams.
Their most recent rendezvous occurred on November 17th, 2019 — a Sunday Night Football showdown at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Of course, the game was ugly from start to finish.
On the opening possession, Eddy Pineiro missed a 48-yard field goal.
During the subsequent Rams drive, Eddie Jackson forced a fumble and it was picked up by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Matt Nagy passed on a 48-yard field goal attempt and went for it on fourth and nine to no success.
Roquan Smith responded by picking off Jared Goff six plays later. The Bears marched 54 yards but came away empty-handed as Pineiro missed another field goal. This attempt was from 47 yards out.
The Rams held a 10-0 lead heading into the locker room. The rest of the game turned out to provide a whole lot of nothing.
The Bears scored a touchdown to cut their deficit down to three points. After an exchange of eight consecutive punts by both teams, the Rams finally sealed the game with a touchdown of their own.
Perhaps the most memorable part of this Sunday Night slugfest was Mitchell Trubisky getting benched in favor of Chase Daniel. At the time, the team trailed by ten points with 3:31 remaining in the fourth quarter.
The Bears ultimately lost by a final score of 17-7. Chicago’s record dropped to 4-6 while Los Angeles propelled themselves to 6-4. Neither team would end up making the playoffs when it was all said and done.
These two teams head into their 95th all-time matchup riding high and with playoff aspirations. To get ready for the Monday Night matchup, check out the Bears On Tap crew’s preview.