LA Rams game day primer: MNF and hosting the Bears, oh my

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LA Rams’ game-day finds the 5-1 Bears against the  4-2 Rams in a memorable Monday Night Football game.

The LA Rams are still stuck at winning four games this season, all against teams from the NFC East. The team had two chances to change that, with both occasions being difficult road trips. The first opportunity found the Rams losing a heartbreaker on the road against the Buffalo Bills, 34-31.  The second opportunity was a disappointing road loss to the rival San Francisco 49ers, 24-16, where the offense never seemed to get on track. Is the third time the charm?

The Monday evening weather is currently forecast to be mostly sunny by day, with a crescent moon and falling temperatures due to clear skies by evening into nighttime. After a daytime high in the mid to upper 60’s, the temperature will fall quickly to a daytime high of the mid 50’s and light winds will persist from the west-northwest in a range of 5 to 10 mph.

High scoring game?

The LA Rams will need to get their offense unlocked in this one, and head coach Sean McVay has no doubt put in extra hours to cook up a fix. The Chicago Bears have a stout defense and their one loss to the Indianapolis Colts was due to their ineffective offense.  The Bears have won five games on the back of that defense that is very effective against the pass.

Which means that the LA Rams offense will play well.  With the Bears offense defending conventional passing offense, you can bet the whiz-kids McVay with offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell will have some surprises in store. After all, the Rams have not used as much of their two tight-end offensive sets as expected, and neither Cam Akers nor Van Jefferson has made much of an impact.  This should be the occasion to innovate. We expect a high scoring contest as a result.

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I expect the Bears will open up their offense as well.

Will this game trigger another QB controversy in Chicago?

The Rams have felt like a contender this year, but they have yet to prove that they are deserving of mention in any NFL Playoff discussions. While they are still in great shape for the postseason, the Rams are tied with the Arizona Cardinals and are two games behind the Seattle Seahawks.  A loss this week will drop the Rams to 4-3, and their path to the playoffs becomes much steeper as a result.

But on the flip side, the quarterback situation remains volatile in Chicago. It was the Atlanta Falcons game that triggered a quarterback switch. While Foles led the Bears back for a win, he quarterbacked their only loss the following week to the Colts.  If he struggles against the Rams, the Bears will be forced to reevaluate the position.  A great defensive effort by the Rams against the Bears will start the doubts once more.  While Foles is a good quarterback, he is the type of passer who can play well. But he is also the type of quarterback who is vulnerable to the Rams defense.

Chi Bears – LA Rams, what are the odds?

The books for the Chicago Bears versus the LA Rams game opened with the LA Rams as

7.0 point favorites

. But the Rams recent loss and the Bears continued success has eroded the line to just 6.0 points as of Wednesday, October 22. Of course, odds can change before the opening kickoff, so be sure to check occasionally with the ACTION APP. Even if you do not bet, this application is great for giving the status of games, scores, and other relevant information.

Chi Bears – LA Rams game time details:

Date: Monday, October 26, 2020
Time: 5:20 pm PT
Location: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA

What TV channel is the Chi Bears – LA Rams game on?
The game is the Monday Night Football game and will be broadcast by ESPN.

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How can I watch the Chi Bears – LA Rams game online?
You can stream the Sunday game on any number of streaming options by checking out the website or the NFL App. If you wish to stream via ESPN, you will need to validate your service provider in order to access the broadcast. Other streaming options can be found at

How will the Chi Bears – LA Rams game be broadcast over the radio?
You can catch the Rams on KSPN (710 AM) and KCBS-FM (93.1 FM). Other radio stations carry the Rams throughout the California listening area. You can also tune in via the internet by checking out For a comprehensive list of affiliate radio stations, you can check out the team website here for a full list.

Injury reports: The official injury list for the Chicago Bears is here.
LA Rams: OT Chandler Brewer has opted out for this season. LB Travin Howard is out. LG Joseph Noteboom remains out with a calf injury, safety Jordan Fuller and OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo were added to the Injured Reserve roster as well and are both out for this game. ILB Micah Kiser played against the San Francisco 49ers and should play this week as well.  NT A’Shawn Robinson has been designated to the 21-day eligible list, which allows him to begin practicing with the team. He will be a near gameday decision as to whether or not he will be placed on the team’s 53-man roster. When that happens, expect the Rams to waive either Sam Sloman or newly signed veteran kicker Kay Forbath.

Chicago Bears: The player injury report for the Chicago Bears can be found here (when available).

Player Injury Status Game Status
We will list the player and status when the information becomes available. While the list is out, many players will be given time off from practice to allow them time to heal for gameday.
Name                   Position                Injury                   Game Status

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How do I enjoy football this year with no stadium?

With another week of NFL Football, don’t be satisfied with just pizza delivery and watching the game from the comfort of your living room sofa. Change things up a bit.

I How to tailgate for game day,
II How to set up your living room to watch the game,
III How to get a SoFi experience in your own home.

Be sure to check us out on the game day on Twitter: Ramblin Fan, and on our Facebook Page for pregame and post-game analysis.

In the meantime, the Rams are getting set for just their third home game. So far, they have held up to win at home on both previous occasions.