Chicago Bears Schedule: Toughest stretch of games in 2020

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@ Los Angeles Rams

This will mark the third season in a row that these two teams will square off. In 2018, the matchup versus the Rams was arguably one of the best ever despite the score only being 15-6 and Mitchell Trubisky throwing three interceptions. Jared Goff outdid him and threw four interceptions that game.

The atmosphere at Soldier Field was like none I had ever seen before. The stadium was louder than ever and not a single fan was sitting in their seats in the last quarter of the game. It was a true defensive battle.

Last year the game took place in Los Angeles and the Chicago Bears did not fare as well. The Rams won 17-7 despite the game being much closer. Eddy Pineiro missed two field goals. The first was 48 yards out and the second was from 47 yards out. In between those two missed field goals, Matt Nagy went for it on fourth and nine at the Los Angeles 31 yard-line. This was likely because he did not trust Pineiro after the first miss.

Both the Trubisky and Goff threw one interception each in this game. Neither broke 200 yards passing. Todd Gurley almost ran for 100 yards though after only running for 28 yards in the 2018 matchup. This time, Gurley will not be on the team. Either will Brandin Cooks who was traded to the Houston Texans this offseason.

Other changes to the Rams roster include rookie wide receiver Van Jefferson and rookie running back Cam Akers. Most view Akers as the one rookie on offense to make the most impact in 2020. On defense, the team signed Leonard Floyd and drafted EDGE rusher Terrell Lewis. Some are thinking the Rams might move Floyd to inside linebacker, which might be best for his career and play style.

Although this team is not the same as the one in 2018 and 2019, the matchup should once again be a difficult one. Not to mention, this is the Chicago Bears first of two Monday Night Football games and will affect the Week 8 matchup.

Prediction: Bears win 17-14