If the Chicago Bears can have some success in these five matchups they will beat the Los Angelas Rams
Sunday Night Football will be the test of all tests for the Chicago Bears. They will be taking on the Super Bowl favorite Los Angelas Rams at home in a matchup to prove themselves on a national stage.
The Rams and Bears feature star-studded matchups and too many good one-on-one situations to watch. Some are going to go in the Bears favor, and some are going to go in the Rams favor. However, these are the five matchups that will dictate who wins this game.
1. James Daniels vs. Aaron Donald
This is not a good matchup for the Chicago Bears. However, they have to find a way to live with it. Donald is in the running for defensive player of the year. It does not matter who he faces; he is going to blow the play up. He can line up in a variety of spots, but most of his work is going to be lined up over James Daniels.
Daniels is a second round pick in his rookie season. He is coming along, but this will be a big wakeup call.
The Bears can try to help with Cody Whitehair and Charles Leno, but the addition of Dante Fowler has freed up Donald by taking the left tackles full attention. Daniels will have to stand in there one-on-one at times. This is not necessarily a matchup you have to win as much as survive.
The Bears should look to run the ball off of the tackles, and seem to use play action and bootlegs to free up Trubisky and get him away from the terror in the middle of the field that is Donald.