Sep 23, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Michael Bush (29) runs against St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis (55) during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears @St. Louis Rams Preview, Game Time, and Channel Info


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This week the Rams are coming off of their bye and will be taking on the Chicago Bears. The game will be played at 12:00 CT in the Edward Jones Dome. This game will not only be the battle between Chris and Kyle Long, but also the battle of the backups as both teams starting quarterbacks are injured.

The game will be held on FOX and Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa will have the call. You can catch the game on DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket channel 711 or can be listened to on NFL audio pass or NFL mobile. You can also catch the game later on NFL Rewind.

The Rams are coming into this game at 4-6 and are looking to come within one game of .500 and keep their slim playoff chance alive. Coming off of the bye Jeff Fisher is 9-7-1 all time, 5-3 coming off of the bye at home.  The Rams are coming off of one of their most convincing wins in ten years against the Indianapolis Colts 38-8 and will be looking to keep that momentum going.

The Chicago Bears are 6-4 and come into this game right coming off of a game against the Ravens that took five hours to complete due to a weather delay. The Bears are right in the playoff mix but will be without their starting quarterback, Jay Cutler, after he suffered an ankle injury. Josh McCown will be getting the start and is 2-1 on the season.

Injury Report

Bears

Out:

LB Lance Briggs, QB Jay Cutler, DT Stephen Paea, DT Jeremiah Ratliff

Questionable:

S Craig Steltz (LP)

Probable:

CB Isaiah Frey, LS Patrick Mannelly, DE Shea McClellin, T Jordan Mills,

Rams

Out:

G Harvey Dahl, QB Brady Quinn

Doubtful:

CB Cortland Finnegan

Probable:

RB Chase Reynolds, S Darian Stewart, S Matt Giordano

 

Players To Watch: DE Chris Long, G Kyle Long

These two may not get many one on one match ups against each other, but they are brothers and they are playing the opposing teams which makes these players, the players to watch and the matchup very interesting.

Matchup To Watch: Rams Secondary vs Bears Wide Receivers

The Bears receivers are one of the best and hottest receiving corps in the league. Slowing them down will be right up there on the “things the Rams need to do to win” list , right next to slowing down Matt Forte. Slowing down Alshon Jeffrey and Brandon Marshall will will be a challenge.

Last Meeting: Bears 23 Rams 6

The Bears defense proved to be a lot for the young Rams offense to handle at Soldier Field. Bradford was sacked six times and threw and interception that was returned for a touchdown extending the Bears’ 13-6 lead to 20-6 and give them the win.

Prediction: Rams 23 Bears 21

The Bears are coming off a five hour game which could have an effect of them. Not only that but the Bears have the second worst run defense and Zac Stacy has been solid since he took over as the Rams starting running back. If the Rams defensive line can slow down Forte, there is no reason the Rams can’t win this game.

 

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