Bears vs Rams: Keys to a Chicago Bears Victory

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Nov 4, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long (75) following the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Chicago won 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Long and Quinn of It

There’s been a lot made of the resurgent Bears offensive line.  They’ve mostly lived up to the challenges presented by a pretty good pass rushing Ravens team that features Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs last week, but that was on a sloppy track.  What the St Louis Rams are bringing is a whole different animal.

Chris Long and Robert Quinn are arguably the best defensive end duo in the league.  Quinn is the NFL’s second leading sacker with 12 take downs.  If the Bears want to escape St Louis with a win, Jermon Bushrod is going to have to keep Quinn at bay.  On the other side, Jordan Mills will have hands full with his linemate Kyle Long’s brother Chris.  Don’t be surprised if the Bears run a couple of plays to give Kyle a crack at his older brother, if for no other reason than to let out a little childhood frustration.  They say that it starts up front and in this case, it certainly will.

Keep it Rolling

Josh McCown has been on a roll since taking over for Jay Cutler.  He’s got a 100.0 quarterback rating, throwing 5 TD’s to zero interceptions.  He’s been steady under pressure and his leadership and composure have a lot of Bears fans wondering if the Marc Trestman offense needs a $20 million a year Jay Cutler to run the show.

McCown will be under the gun from a top-flight pass rush, but if he can continue to keep his cool under pressure, he can lead the Bears to victory.

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