Chicago Bears vs Los Angeles Rams

SUNDAY, SEPT. 12, 2021 // 8:20 PM ET // SOFI STADIUM // REFEREE: BRAD ALLEN

 

ON THE AIRWAVES
TV: NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter)
NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Rod Woodson
SIRIUS: 81 (Chi.), 211 (LAR) | XM: 226 (Chi.), 225 (LAR) | SXM App: 805 (Chi.), 818 (LAR)

 

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Bears lead all-time series, 53-37-3
STREAKS: Rams have won past 2
LAST GAME: 10/26/20: Bears 10 at Rams 24
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/26/20

 

CHICAGO BEARS LEADERS (2020 STATS) LOS ANGELES RAMS

– LAST WEEK –
Matt Nagy: 1-2 COACH VS. OPP. Sean McVay: 2-1
23.3/23.1 PTS. FOR/AGAINST 23.3/18.5 (1L)
331.4 OFFENSE 377.0
Andy Dalton (Dal.): 216-333-2170-14-8-87.3 PASSING Matthew Stafford (Det.): 339-528-4084-26-10-96.3
David Montgomery: 247-1070-4.3-8 RUSHING Darrell Henderson: 138-624-4.5-5
Allen Robinson: 102-1250-12.3-6 RECEIVING Cooper Kupp: 92-974-10.6-3
344.9 DEFENSE 281.9 (1L)
Khalil Mack: 9 SACKS Aaron Donald: 13.5
Tashaun Gipson, Roquan Smith: 2 INTs Darious Williams: 4
-4 (18/22) TAKE/GIVE -3 (22/25)
Pat O’Donnell: 45.7 (39.5) PUNTING (NET) Johnny Hekker: 45.6 (39.2)
Cairo Santos: 126 (36/37 PAT; 30/32 FG) KICKING Matt Gay: 58 (16/16 PAT; 14/16 FG)

 

BEARS NOTES

• QB ANDY DALTON makes Chi. debut. Had 2,170 pass yards & 14 TDs with Dal. in 2020. Has 3,000+ pass yards in 8 of his 1st 10 seasons. Has 10 TDs vs. 4 INTs in 6 career starts on SNF.

• RB DAVID MONTGOMERY ranked 5th in NFL with career-best 1,508 scrimmage yards (1,070 rush, 438 rec.) & had 10 TDs (8 rush, 2 rec.) last season. Had 69 scrimmage yards (48 rush, 21 rec.) in last meeting. RB DAMIEN WILLIAMS makes Chi. debut. Had 1,001 scrimmage yards (694 rush, 307 rec.) & 13 TDs (9 rush, 4 rec.) with KC, incl. postseason, in 2019.

• WR ALLEN ROBINSON led team with 102 receptions & 1,250 rec. yards & had 6 rec. TDs in 2020. Had 70 rec. yards in last meeting. Has 70+ rec. yards in 10 of his past 11 on road. WR DARNELL MOONEY ranked 5th among rookies with 61 catches last season. TE JIMMY GRAHAM led team with 8 rec. TDs in 2020. Ranks 4th all-time among TEs with 82 rec. TDs.

• LB KHALIL MACK led team with 9 sacks in 2020 & is 1 of 2 players (AARON DONALD) with 8+ sacks in each of past 6 seasons. Has 9 sacks, 4 FFs & 3 FR in 10 career games on SNF. Had sack & FF in last meeting. LB ROQUAN SMITH had team-high 139 tackles & ranked 2nd in NFL with 18 TFL last season. Has INT in 2 of his 3 career games vs. LAR. LB ROBERT QUINN had 62.5 sacks & 20 FFs in 95 games with Rams (2011-17). Had FF in last meeting. DL AKIEM HICKS has 5 sacks in his past 5 on SNF & aims for his 4th in row on SNF with sack. DB EDDIE JACKSON had FR-TD in last meeting.

 

RAMS NOTES

 

• QB MATTHEW STAFFORD makes LAR debut. Had 45,109 pass yards & 282 TD passes in 165 career games with Det. (2009- 20). Can become 13th player in NFL history with 300+ career TD passes. Has 5,440 pass yards (272 per game) & 34 TDs (32 pass, 2 rush) in 20 career starts vs. Chi.

• RB SONY MICHEL makes LAR debut. Had 2,292 rush yards & 14 rush TDs in 38 career games with NE. RB DARRELL  ENDERSON
had 783 scrimmage yards (624 rush, 159 rec.) & 6 TDs (5 rush,1 rec.) in 2020.

• WR COOPER KUPP led team with 92 receptions & 974 rec. yards & had 3 rec. TDs last season. Had 6 catches in last meeting. Has 5+ receptions in 5 of his past 6 at home. WR ROBERT WOODS had 90 receptions for 936 yards & team-high 8 TDs (6 rec., 2 rush) in 2020. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 on SNF. Has 5+ catches in 4 of his past 5 at home. WR DESEAN JACKSON makes LAR debut. TE TYLER HIGBEE had 44 catches for 521 yards & career-high 5 rec. TDs last season.

• DL AARON DONALD tied-2nd in NFL with 13.5 sacks in 2020 & became 4th player since 1982 with 8+ sacks in each of his 1st 7 seasons. Has 4 sacks & FR in 4 career games vs. Chi. Has sack in 4 of his past 5 on SNF. LB LEONARD FLOYD had career highs in sacks (10.5) & TFL (11) in 2020. Had 2 sacks in last meeting. Had 18.5 sacks & 26 TFL in 4 seasons (2016-19) with Chi. CB
JALEN RAMSEY had INT in last meeting. CB DARIOUS WILLIAMS led team with career-high 4 INTs & career-best 14 PD in 2020.