• Brandon Bate

Bears at Rams: Win/loss predictions for Week 7

The Los Angeles Rams (4-2) host the Chicago Bears (5-1) at SoFi stadium in a Monday Night Football contest to finish out Week 7.


The Bears, winners of two straight, currently hold the top spot in the NFC North and will look to sneak out of Los Angeles with a win that keeps them ahead of Green Bay in the divisional standings. The Rams, on the other hand, are looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss to the 49ers last Sunday night and need to take care of business at home this week or risk potentially falling behind the Cardinals (who host the 5-0 Seahawks on Sunday) and into third place in a very competitive NFC West.


The Rams and Bears have split their last two contests, with the Rams winning most recently (Nov. 2019). In those games, the combined point totals were 24 and 21, respectively. Will the Rams have a better result in their second consecutive prime time matchup?


The BTH crew make their predictions...


Skye


The Bears defense definitely could be a problem. I do think the Rams will put their best hooves forward following an embarrassingly flat performance against the Niners though; just like Niners did following their home loss to the Dolphins. SoFi kings stay undefeated at home.


Prediction: Rams win, 24-16


Joey the Jerk


I haven’t watched the Bears this season, but the Rams are going to dominate. I really think the Rams are gonna be running the ball with some purpose. Look for the boys in horns to be focused and angry.


Prediction: Rams win, 21-9


Nags


I don’t like doing this, but the Rams seemed to be in disarray against the 49ers. The Bears have always given them fits, and their defense is on a roll. I am concerned that McVay will abandon the run and allow the Bears defense to feast on Jared Goff. I hope I’m wrong.


Prediction: Bears win, 20-13


Tim


Monday Night Football is a lot like a winery trip with your wife’s friends. All the pieces are there for a good time but more often than not, it usually ends up with me being bored and drunk off a glass of “anything red, please.” The offenses are usually as bland as some idiot your wife's friend married and what a surprise he makes his own beer. Cool, man. Please shut up forever. This week, it’s the Rams and Bears. All the pieces are there. It sure sounds like a good time. But my prediction is that I will be dead-eyed, buzzed, and eager to go to bed about 10 min in.


Prediction: Rams win, 97-95


Eddie P


The LA squad is coming off of a lackluster performance. Multiple facets of the game were off against the Rams’ Bay Area rivals: passing, defense, McVay’s common sense…


So they got plenty to work on before Monday night. Will they get back in course, ¡quien sabe! (who knows, for my uni-lingual individuals). But Chicago is experiencing some Foles magic at the moment, let’s see how long til that runs out.


Prediction: Rams win, 24-17


Dizzle


Maybe....we are just a really good NFC East team? I hope not. Sean remembers that good things happen when you run it 33 or more times


Prediction: Rams win, 22-16


Beto


One of McVay’s defining characteristics to this point has been getting the boys right after a loss. Won’t be cause for panic but if Rams can’t get back in the W column, the chirps about their schedule will get louder if they can’t beat a non-NFCE team. Bears have been a surprise team this far but haven’t faced the toughest schedule either. Rams bounce back and get it done on the ground.


Prediction: Rams win, 20-16


Sean


The Rams are 4-0 against the NFC East and 0-2 against everyone else. I think that changes on Monday as they will be eager to prove that they are better than what they showed last week against the 49ers.A'Shawn Robinson's potential Rams debut makes this more intriguing, but ultimately I don't think he would be a tipping point for this game. Kai Forbath will have a much more important debut for the Rams after they (finally) ended the Sloman experiment.


Prediction: Rams win, 27-16


Sosa


I think the Rams score two tuddy's, but Samuel Sloman's time will come to an end after he misses another XP. Luckily for the Rams, it won't cost them this week — again. This battle will likely be more of the same as it pertains to the last two contests between these two clubs. Offensive struggles, two strong defenses, and a whole lot of field position battling in between. I trust the Rams' offense more than I trust the Bears, and they are playing at home, so I lean with the good guys who're looking to rebound from their first divisional loss which came in Week 6.


Prediction: Rams win, 16-14


Rob


The Rams are a mystery to me. Are they really that good, or was the NFC East just terrible?  I'm expecting a low scoring, frustrating game, where Rams fans on Twitter spend most of the night annoyed, until Cobra KAI comes in to nail a 49-yard FG to win it at the buzzer.

Prediction: Rams win, 16-13


3k


Hey hey hey what’s the haps? Well see your time elapsed

Have you ever thought of the meaning of the word trapped?


Prediction: Rams win, 20-17


Bate


I don't anticipate this being a high-scoring affair at all , as has been the case for these two teams in recent years. Chicago's defense has played very well to start the season, and particularly against the pass -- so I'll look for the Rams to find success on the ground. It probably won't be the most exhilarating of Monday night-ers, but I think the Rams sneak by with a much-needed, hard fought home win.


Prediction: Rams win, 17-13

Staff pick summary: 11 picks for the Rams, 1 picks for the Bears

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