Chicago Bears: Three Rams who must be kept quiet in Week 1

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The NFL season is officially back as we got our first taste of meaningful professional football on Thursday night. This Sunday night we get to watch the Chicago Bears take on the Los Angeles Rams, where we finally see all of the starters take the field for the first time this year.

The Rams will be no easy task for Chicago. A playoff team last year, the Rams have a new quarterback and are returning the number one defense from 2020, in terms of yards allowed. The Rams have a number of good players on their team and the Bears will have their hands full.

The Chicago Bears need the offensive line to play better if they want a chance

This will be the fourth time that these two teams will meet in the last four years. In the first three appearances, the Chicago Bears are 1-2, with the last win coming in 2018. The Rams have gotten the best of the Bears in both 2019 and 2020. This is Matt Nagy and company’s chance to even the score and get that record to 2-2. Unfortunately, things are not looking the best for the Bears on paper.

Los Angeles is one of the better teams in the NFL in regards to pressure. The Rams finished second in the NFL last year with 53 sacks. They finished fourth in sacks in 2019 with 50 and even in a down year in 2018, the Rams finished 15th in the league with 41 sacks. Needless to say, the Chicago Bears offensive line will have their hands full on Sunday night. This is not the only concern for Chicago though. The Bears will need to keep these three in check to have a chance at winning.