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Bears Get Much Needed Win Over Rams, Win 17-9

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If the Bears are to keep any hope about a playoff berth, they had to start with a win in this game.  While it did look easy at times, the Bears still managed to play some ugly ball in this game and make it come down to the last play of the game.

The Bears bucked a recent trend of not socring early in game, by taking advantage of the Rams stacking 9 in the box... to what purpose I don't know.  The Bears run game couldn't have scared them.  The Bears struck early with a 43 yarder to Hester and then a deep pass to Knox which ended in a pass inference call.

Throughout the game the Bears run game still was largely ineffective, though there was a few signs of life in it.

The Bears have a game against the Green Bay Packers on the horizon.  Every game from here on out is a must win, but luckily this one is at home where the Bears play much better.  The best the Bears can do now if they win out is 9-7, which is a long shot, but they have taken the first step.

Stats:

Jay Cutler: 143 yards, 1 TD

Matt Forte: 91 yards, 1 TD

Earl Bennett: 2 receptions, 74 yards

Jamar Williams: 18 tackles