After a surprising win on Monday Night Football, the Bears are back at it on Sunday of Week 10 as they travel to St. Louis to do battle with a Rams team that needs to start stringing together some wins if they playoffs are to be a reality. St. Louis definitely needs some assistance with their offense, so they went out and signed wide receiver Wes Welker. Welker has had his fair share of issues of late, but if he can help this team, the Rams will be much better for it. For Chicago, it’s likely another season of just playing out the year. Though they’ve showed some fight in recent weeks, this team isn’t good enough or tough enough to claw back into a playoff race – but they can generate enough offense to be good spoilers. It’s the Bears and the Rams to begin your Sunday of Week 10, so read on below for a detailed game breakdown and an official selection.
Bears vs. Rams Betting Odds:
Chicago Bears +7 (-110)
@ St. Louis Rams -7 (-110)
Over 42.5 (-110)
Under 42.5 (-110)
Betting odds provided by Bovada.lv
Bears vs. Rams Pick:
I doubt Wes Welker will be much of a factor for the Rams, and if he does play a lot on Sunday he likely won’t need to be. That’s because St. Louis heavily relies on their stud rookie running back, Todd Gurley. The youngster has been the top running back in football over the past few weeks, and despite the Bears improvements of late, Chicago will likely struggle to slow him down. Through the air however, the Rams remain a lost cause. Nick Foles is brutal and expect the Bears to be able to simply load the box and focus on stopping Gurley on the ground. The Rams really struggle moving the ball via the passing game.
On the other side, the Bears did a lot of good things on Monday night vs. the Chargers. Specifically, they moved the chains with ease and still showed they can score with the best of teams. And even though the Rams defense can do some good things and has shown an ability to apply pressure on opposing quarterbacks, the offense of the Bears is dangerous. They’ve spent the fourth most time on the field this season, and should be able to wear down the Rams defensive unit. Last week also showed that Chicago still has solid dual-threat capabilities between their running and passing games. Jeremy Langford filled in for Matt Forte and the offense didn’t miss a beat.
Since Jay Cutler returned from injury in Week 4, the Bears have played decent football and kept every game within three points. The Rams aren’t that much better and are plagued by the fact that they simply can’t pull away from teams due to having the league’s third-worst offense. Cutler’s been getting rid of the ball quickly this season, which will calm the pressure the Rams can put on him, and let’s remember that Gurley can’t do this all himself. While St. Louis will win, the Bears are going to keep this tight on Sunday.
PICK = Bears +7 (-110)