Week 7 of the NFL season will wrap up with a Monday Night Football showdown featuring the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams. The Bears enter this game with a record of 5-1, while the Los Angeles Rams are now 4-2.
Chicago has now won two straight games, and they currently sit on top of the NFC North Division. Los Angeles suffered a Week 6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers but still sit in second place in the NFC West.
The Los Angeles Rams are 3.5-point favorites over the Chicago Bears on Monday night in Week 7.
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Defense Carrying the Bears
The Chicago Bears have plenty of issues on the offensive side of the ball, but the defense remains dominant. Chicago is allowing just 19.3 points per game this season, and the Bears are always looking to create turnovers.
Khalil Mack and Akiem Hicks have combined for eight sacks already this season, and the Bears have a talented secondary as well. The Bears pass defense will be tested by the Rams, but they have passed every test up to this point.
The Bears are averaging just 90 rushing yards per game this season, and that has put a ton of pressure on quarterback Nick Foles. David Montgomery is the leading rusher for the Bears, but he continues to struggle to find running holes.
Nick Foles has provided a boost to this offense, but the Bears still aren’t capable of winning games with this offense. Foles will be looking to limit mistakes on Monday night and let the defense control this game.
Rams Want to Throw
The Los Angeles Rams have a balanced offense so far this season, but the team would prefer to throw their way to victory. Los Angeles is averaging more than 250 passing yards per game, and quarterback Jared Goff has played well this season.
Goff struggled in the Week 6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, but he will look to challenge the Chicago secondary in this game. Wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods both have more than 230 receiving yards this season, and they will look for holes in the talented Bears secondary.
Defensive tackle Aaron Donald leads the NFL with 7.5 sacks so far this season, and he will look to wreck the Bears offense in this game. Even though Los Angeles wants to win games with their offense, the defense could dominate this game as well.
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LA Cruises to Win on Monday Night
The Chicago Bears have been winning games with their defense all season long, but they have to score some points at some point. Chicago just doesn’t have enough offense to keep up with the high-scoring Rams.
Los Angeles was not good in Week 6, but this team can turn things around in a hurry. Look for the Rams to put up an excellent performance on Monday night in cruising to a comfortable win.
Bet the Los Angeles Rams -3.5 over the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football in Week 7.