One year ago the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams met in what many considered a possible playoff preview at Soldier Field, but this year’s Sunday Night rematch in L.A. features two teams trying to hold on to postseason hopes. Both teams were leading their divisions when they met in 2018, with the Bears at 8-3 and the Rams at 11-1, but this year it’s the 4-5 third place Bears and the third place 5-4 Rams in a battle that no one outside of their respective fanbases wants to see.
The Bears are coming off a win against the Detroit Lions, so our FanPulse saw a slight uptick from 5% to 10%.
Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears offense did a few nice things that gave us hope they can turn things around, but they face a tough test this week against Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey, and former Packer Clay Matthews.
The Rams offense has been inconsistent this year as well with Jared Goff undergoing his own regression. Goff has been putting up yards (7th overall), but he’s turning the ball over too much (9 ints), and he’s one of the few QBs with a worse passer rating than Trubisky (85.2 to 82.7).
The Rams lost to the Steelers a week ago and that seemed to crush their fan base as their confidence level dropped from 41% to 10%
Just like a week ago the Bears are taking on an opponent whose fans are just as disgruntled, so something has to give.