Bears vs Rams: Five Questions with Ramblin Fan
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4. Who’s an under the radar Rams player on each side of the ball that Bears fans might not know yet, but will have an impact on the game?
On the offensive side of the ball nobody has spoke much of running back Benny Cunningham since the emergence of Gurley. Cunningham proved to be a valuable asset in the Rams Week 1 win over the Seattle Seahawks going for over 100 all-purpose yards and a touchdown. He has is a better receiving threat than back up Tre Mason and kick-returner. With more touches Cunningham could be a regular contributor on offense.
As for the defense safety/linebacker Mark Barron has had a great first half. His hard-hitting style has been a welcome addition since coming over from Tampa Bay and he fits well in Williams’ scheme. He has also made an almost seamless transition to linebacker in place of the injured Alec Ogletree. A little undersized for the position, Barron hasn’t been afraid to mix it up.
5. What’s your prediction for Sunday? Please include a score.
I favor the Rams in this one. A home game after an overtime loss is always a nice boost. The team understands they need to string together some wins, and fast, should they hope to compete for a postseason spot. The Bears wont go down easy though. I’ll call it a close one at 21-17 in favor of St. Louis.
Bonus question – is this the Bears’ last trip to St Louis to play the Rams? Are they moving to LA?
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I don’t believe this will be the last time these two teams meet in St. Louis. The Rams have put together a very complete and viable stadium option to keep the team in St. Louis. A plan far better than anything the San Diego Chargers or Oakland Raiders have come up with. The NFL likes what they have. You don’t mess with success. And while St. Louis is not a top market, the logistics of such a large move, make the idea very unflattering. Rich owners don’t like the words unflattering logistics.
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