We had the Chicago Bears traveling to the west coast to face the Los Angeles Rams. Before that, Week 11 had some great moments leading up to the Sunday night game. In the most anticipated game, Baltimore demolished the Houston Texans 41-7. Is Baltimore the best team in the AFC? The Minnesota Vikings trailed Denver 20-0 at halftime, came back and beat the Broncos 27-23. The Atlanta Falcons continue to look like a new team after beating division foe, Carolina 29-3. Despite the return of Nick Foles for Jacksonville, the Colts blew them out 33-13. Dak Prescott has a big game in Detroit as the Cowboys beat the Lions 35-27. New Orleans rebounded from their loss to Atlanta and beat Tampa Bay on the road.
San Francisco came back to beat Arizona after a slow start. Cincinnati played much better, but they still remain winless after losing to Oakland. We have a battle between arguably the two best defensive players in the league. Aaron Donald and Khalil Mack are two of the more dominating and paid players in the league. The quarterbacks, Jared Goff and Mitchell Trubisky have been feeling a lot of heat with their inconsistency. With both being alive in the NFC Wild Card race, who walked away with the win?
Chicago opened the game with two promising drives. The first ended with a missed field goal attempt. The other ended with a turnover on downs because they didn’t attempt another field goal. The first two possessions for the Rams ended much worse. Todd Gurley fumbled on the first play from scrimmage. Jared Goff was intercepted by Roquan Smith to give the ball back to Chicago. Chicago put another nice drive, but another missed field goal spoiled things again. Todd Gurley continued to look good as the first quarter came to an end. Gurley finished the first quarter with 57 yards on the ground on 8 carries. With about 11 and a half minutes to go in the second quarter, the Rams kicked a field goal. They went and forth to no avail as the defenses stepped up.
The Rams forced a turnover by intercepting Trubisky on a tipped pass. The Rams got the ball with about five minutes to go in the first half. Jared Goff hit Cooper Kupp in stride for what was called a touchdown on a 51-yard play. The replay showed Kupp stepped out of bounds at the 1-yard line. Todd Gurley scored on the next play to put the Rams up 10-0. The Bears got the ball back but didn’t do anything. Los Angeles got the back before halftime and ran the clock out. Los Angeles lead 10-0 over Chicago at halftime.
The Rams opened the second half with an immediate three-and-out. Chicago went 80 yards on 12 plays to finally get on the board. Mitchell Trubisky hit Tarik Cohen for a 14 yard touchdown pass to trim the Rams lead to 10-7. The defenses held things down on both sides after the Bears scored. Los Angeles entered the fourth quarter with a 10-7 lead. The Rams and Bears couldn’t amount any kind of offense in the fourth quarter. Los Angeles got the ball back with over 7 minutes to go in the game with a 10-7 lead. Jared Goff hit Josh Reynolds for a 51-yard TD pass, but it didn’t count. The Rams were called for an illegal formation and the touchdown didn’t count. The Rams rebounded from the call and managed to score anyways. Malcolm Brown scored on a 3-yard run to put the Rams up 17-7.
Chicago got the ball back with three and a half minutes remaining in the game. Chase Daniel replaced Mitchell Trubisky in the Bears final series. The Rams got the ball back and ran the clock out. Los Angeles win 17-7 and push their record to 6-4. With the loss, Chicago drops to 4-6. The Rams will host the red hot Baltimore Ravens next Monday night. Chicago heads back home to host the New York Giants. With Chase Daniel replacing Trubisky in the final series, will that create a controversy?