Rams, Bears Set Offensive Football Back 100 Years; Los Angeles Wins Anyway 17-7
Sunday Night Football’s first half was ugly. The second half was barely better.
Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky only complete 50 percent of his passes (12-of-24) for 101 yards and a pick. Rams QB Jared Goff wasn’t much better; he was 4-for-6 for 89 yards and an interception as well.
After a Cooper Kupp receiving TD was overturned and Todd Gurley punched in a rushing touchdown with three-plus minutes in the opening half. The Rams led 10-0 at the break.
Trubisky was removed in the fourth quarter with a hip injury, according to the Westwood One radio broadcast.
He played in the Bears second-to-last drive, a three-and-out, but did not take the field with 3:31 to go and Chicago down 10.
Injury or not, Trubisky’s overall night was lackluster and forgettable. The third year pro finished 24-of-43 (55%) 190 yards, one touchdown and one pick.
As mentioned above, Goff’s night was also underwhelming. For the game, the former Cal Golden Bear threw 173 yards on 11-of-18 passing with an interception.
Todd Gurley had 25 rushes for 97 yards and one of the two touchdowns on the ground.
Both teams finished with fewer than 285 yards of offense. The Bears were 6-for-17 (35%) on third down, while the Rams were worse at 3-of-10 (33%).
Rams 17 – Bears 7
Here are the highlights from Sunday Night Football:
Todd Gurley 1-yd TD run, 10-0 Rams
Mitchell Trubisky to Tarik Cohen 14-yd TD, 10-7 Rams
Malcolm Brown 5-yd TD run, 17-7 Rams
Final Call: Rams win 17-7