Bears vs. Rams Week 3 Preview


What a change there was from Week 1 to Week 2 as the Bears were stifled in a 23-10 defeat at Lambeau against the Green Bay Packers.

If this trend continues, Chicago should steamroll over the St. Louis Rams at home this weekend.

That would do a lot to erase the horrible memories from last week. The Bears couldn’t get anything going offensively and had to wait until a Robbie Gould field goal in the third quarter for their first points of the game.

Jay Cutler’s immense struggles at Lambeau continued. He was 11-of-27 for 126 yards, throwing one touchdown and four interceptions in the defeat.

Cutler was getting heavy pressure all game long, primarily from Clay Matthews, who racked up 3.5 sacks. It was a terrible evening all-around from the former Vanderbilt quarterback.

Making matters worse, Matt Forte suffered a high ankle sprain and is a doubt to play against St. Louis.

A win over the Rams isn’t going to be a walk in the park either. The Rams are a team on the rise and are coming off a nice home win over Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins in Week 2.

Chicago’s defense did do a nice job against Green Bay, holding Aaron Rodgers in check for the most part and keeping Cedric Benson (20 carries for 81 yards) under wraps too.

It’s the offense that needs to figure some things, though facing St. Louis should help in that department anyway. The Rams are leaking points left and right and Cutler should have much more time to make the right decisions this coming weekend.

The Bears are favored by as many as nine points according to the NFL odds and should be the heavy public side in the NFL picks considering they’re a big-market team.

However, Chicago fans have to be a little worried about their chances of covering after what we saw last Thursday.

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