Two similar teams will go up against each other in Week 7’s “Monday Night Football” game.
The Bears (5-1) are led defensively by dominant pass-rusher in Khalil Mack and have a young offensive-minded coach in Matt Nagy with explosive weapons such as running back David Montgomery and wide receiver Allen Robinson.
The Rams (4-2) also have a defensive stalwart on the interior in Aaron Donald, along with their own new-age offensive guru in Sean McVay, who has deep threats such as Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods at his disposal.
Both teams are off to successful starts after disappointing seasons in 2019. For Chicago, the key has been making the switch from Mitchell Trubisky to Nick Foles, who is more aggressive in throwing the ball deep down the field. For LA, it has been just as much about improving offensive line play as it has been maturation for Jared Goff, who is learning to trust his protection more this season.
Bears vs. Rams score
Bears vs. Rams live updates, highlights from ‘Monday Night Football’
(All times are Eastern)
10:53 p.m. — TURNOVER ON DOWNS. Justin Hollins sacks Foles on fourth and goal and once again Chicago fails to get points. LA takes over at its 12-yard line with 9:06 to play.
10:45 p.m. — A 42-yard pass on the first play of the drive from Foles to Allen Robinson has the Bears back in the red zone.
10:42 p.m. — BLOCKED. Roy Robertson-Harris gets a hand on Sloman’s 48-yard field goal attempt. That’s about the only thing to go right for Chicago on that side of the ball. Bears take over at their 30-yard line with 12:45 remaining.
10:37 p.m. — END OF 3Q: Rams 24, Bears 3. LA has it, first and 15 at the Chicago 37-yard line to start the fourth quarter.
10:35 p.m. — Call is overturned on this gorgeous one-handed catch by Anthony Miller. Chicago can’t convert on fourth and 1 though. LA gets the ball back at the Chicago 32-yard line, 7 seconds left in the third quarter.
10:26 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, RAMS. Goff hits Gerald Everett for a 12-yard TD and this one is getting out of hand. LA leads 24-3 with 1:34 left in the third quarter.
10:18 p.m. — INTERCEPTION. The Bears had their best drive of the game going, but Foles is picked off in the end zone by Taylor Rapp after a heads up play to tip the ball by Troy Hill. LA takes over at its 20-yard line with 5:07 left in the third quarter.
10:11 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, RAMS. Malcom Brown punches it in from 1 yard out. LA leads 17-3 with 8:06 remaining in the third quarter.
10:00 p.m. — Absolutely nothing going for Chicago there. Pat O’Donnel punts from his own end zone and LA takes over at its 45-yard line, 10:27 left in the third quarter.
9:56 p.m. — Rams have to punt on their opening possession after a Khalil Mack sack. This is the best one Hekker’s had all night as it’s downed at the Chicago 1-yard line, his third inside the 10 tonight, 11:49 left in the third quarter.
9:49 p.m. — We’re back as Goff leads the Rams’ offense out for their first drive of the second half.
9:35 p.m. — HALF: Rams 10, Bears 3. Chicago declines to use its final timeout after getting a stop on third down and that’ll do it. LA will get the ball to start the second half.
9:33 p.m. — Timeout, Rams. LA uses its second timeout of the half with 35 seconds remaining, first and 10 at its 29-yard line.
9:30 p.m. — Sack No. 2! This time Leonard Floyd gets to Foles to end the Chicago threat. LA gets it back at its 10-yard line with 1:08 left in the half.
9:26 p.m. — 2-minute Warning. Chicago has the ball, third and 10 at the Rams’ 43-yard line. Aaron Donald just got the first sack of the game for either team two plays prior.
9:17 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, RAMS. Chicago’s defense holds after the big play and limits LA to a 22-yard Samuel Sloman field goal. Rams extend their lead to 10-3 with 4:55 left in the first half.
9:15 p.m. — A big play on a pass from Goff to Johnny Mundt gains 34 yards and gets LA down to the Chicago 17-yard line.
9:12 p.m. — Chicago goes for it on fourth and short, but a false start on a QB sneak turns it into fourth and 5 and the Bears will punt. Rams take over at their 38-yard line with 8:05 left in the half.
9:04 p.m. — Rams stall out, but another nice punt from Hekker gives the Bears the ball at their 10-yard line with 9:05 left in the first half.
8:55 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, BEARS. Cairo Santos hits from 42 yards out and Chicago is finally on the board, down 7-3 with 14:13 left in the second quarter.
8:52 p.m. — END OF 1Q: Rams 7, Bears 0. Chicago has the ball, third and 6 at the LA 27-yard line to start the second quarter.
8:48 p.m. — Foles throws one up for rookie tight end Cole Kmet, who snags it for a 38-yard gain. Chicago is now in LA territory.
8:44 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, RAMS. Jared Goff hits Josh Reynolds for a 4-yard TD. LA takes a 7-0 lead with 3:57 left in the first quarter.
8:36 p.m. — Bears go three and out and punt it right back. Rams will start this drive at their 48-yard line with 6:35 remaining in the first quarter.
8:31 p.m. — Rams can’t convert and have to punt from plus territory. Johnny Hekker does well though to land it at the Chicago 7-yard line, Bears ball with 7:55 left in the first quarter.
8:30 p.m. — Timeout, Rams. LA uses its first timeout to avoid a delay of game. It’s third and 4, ball at the 40-yard line with 8:36 left in the first quarter.
8:21 p.m. — The Rams get a good pass rush on that drive and the Bears have to punt from near midfield. LA gets the ball at its 10-yard line for its first possession of the game.
8:16 p.m. — Chicago gets the ball to start and Nick Foles will lead the Bears’ offense out for the opening drive.
Bears vs. Rams start time
- Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET
- TV channel (national): ESPN
- Live stream: ESPN app, fuboTV
‘Monday Night Football’ schedule 2020
|Week 1||Sept. 14||Steelers 26, Giants 16|
|Week 1||Sept. 14||Titans 16, Broncos 14|
|Week 2||Sept. 21||Raiders 34, Saints 24|
|Week 3||Sept. 28||Chiefs 34, Ravens 20|
|Week 4||Oct. 5||Packers 30, Falcons 16|
|Week 5||Oct. 12||Saints 30, Chargers 27|
|Week 6||Oct. 19||Cardinals 38, Cowboys 10|
|Week 7||Oct. 26||Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 8||Nov. 2||New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Week 9||Nov. 9||New York Jets vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 10||Nov. 16||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 11||Nov. 23||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 12||Nov. 30||Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||Dec. 7||San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 14||Dec. 14||Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 15||Dec. 21||Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Week 16||Dec. 28||New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills|