Khalil Mack. Aaron Donald. Mitchell Trubisky. Jared Goff. Matt Nagy. Sean McVay.
Star power galore, from the field to those wearing headsets. What more could you want?
This might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship, er ... rivalry. It’s yet again the biggest game the Bears have played since three weeks ago against the Vikings. Wow, it’s been a long time.
Here’s WCG’s individual staff picks for Bears-Rams on Sunday Night Football.
Robert Zeglinski: Rams 34 Bears 30
I think the Bears can square up well with the NFL’s best team, and will. But Sean McVay and Wade Phillips are better coaches than Matt Nagy and Vic Fangio, and that’s the difference.
Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.: Rams 27 Bears 24
The Rams’ offense will do enough to squeak out the win on the road.
Aaron Leming: Rams 27 Bears 23
For as much as I want to see the Bears win this game, this feels very similar to Weeks 6 and 7. A disappointing loss, followed by a loss to a slightly better team.
Jacob Infante: Rams 34 Bears 30
Even with Trubisky back on the field, the Bears will have a tough time matching up against one of the NFL’s elite team.
Jack Silverstein: Bears 31 Rams 26
The Prophecy is dead, but this season has always been riding the 1984 Corollary Prophecy, and as WCG friend Greg Braggs Jr. reminded us, some delicious parallels are cooking between this Rams game and the 2010 Bears-Eagles game. Time to dine.
Sam Householder: Rams 28 Bears 23
I think the Bears are going to hang with the Rams. The temperature could play a factor, as the coldest game that Goff has played in his career was against the Broncos earlier this year, a 23-20 Rams win. It could be lower-scoring than some think.
Josh Sunderbruch: Rams 37 Bears 20
The Bears go toe-to-toe with the Rams for three tight quarters. Then in the fourth quarter the game opens up and the Rams run away with it.
Andrew Link: Bears 34 Rams 31
The Bears actually match up pretty well with the Rams. I expect the defense to play angry, inspired football and the Bears offense to roll.
Patti Curl: Bears 51 Rams 42
The Rams try to go toe-to-toe with the Bears, but realize too late that they brought a hoof to a paw fight. Don’t poke the bear.
ECD: Bears 34 Rams 30
Optimist Prime is going with the upset. The Bears have the cast to go toe-to-toe, and they’re playing on Soldier Field. Expect this, as usual, to come down to the final five minutes.
WhiskeyRanger: Rams 30 Bears 27
Look. I’d love to go all homer on this one. But, I don’t see the Bears pulling it out. Don’t get me wrong, they’ll give the Rams a run for their money with Trubisky back. But sadly, I get the feeling they’ll come up short in the end.
Ken Mitchell: Bears 31 Rams 28
Bears devour sheep every single time in the wild, so I’ll stick to nature’s way.
Would somebody pass the potatoes? They go great with mutton.
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