The Chicago Bears are in need of another game to shake off their bad emotions, and have had ten days to wait for the St. Louis Rams. This is an organization looking to take their aggression out on an opposing team, rather than each other, after their 23-10 loss to Green Bay spawned public banter between Jay Cutler and the rest of the Bears.
It's a different story for Jeff Fisher's team, as he has the Rams buying in to his system and working as a team. St. Louis is coming off a close, but impressive, 31-28 win over the Washington Redskins and their rookie phenom Robert Griffin III. Perhaps what's most reassuring for Rams fans is how the game seems to be clicking for Sam Bradford in this new offense. He's completing over 71% of his passes, and has thrown just one interception to four touchdowns on the way to an impressive 112 QB rating on the season.
Chicago is a ship in need of a rudder, and for the last few years that element to their offense has been Matt Forte. He's a weapon in both their run and pass game, and the Bears' offense looks completely different when he's not on the field. He's yet to practice this week, and there's a growing concern he will not play on Sunday.
The Rams have their own issues at running back. Steven Jackson has missed this week's practices, though he's still a chance to play on Sunday. Without Jackson, the Rams are still effective, but it takes away the threat of play action, where Bradford excels.
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Soldier Field – Chicago, IL