The Los Angeles Rams’ defense overwhelmed from the initial opening shot, the offense got a move on as the night wore on, and exceptional groups even made its quality felt as punter Johnny Hekker kept the Chicago Bears under control.
The Rams procured their first success over a group with a triumphant record as they vanquished the Bears 24-10 on Monday night at SoFi Stadium. The Rams improved to 5-2. The Bears tumbled to 5-2.
The triumph likewise demonstrated the Rams’ capacity to ricochet back after they fell a week ago to the San Francisco 49ers 24-16 in their first division game.
“The players came out, they performed, they were ready to go from the jump,” Rams coach Sean McVay said after the game. “I thought it was reflective of the urgency that we had in the week of practice.”
Rams guarded tackle Aaron Donald kept the tension on Bears quarterback Nick Foles, as the double cross NFL Defensive Player of Year secured a physical exertion that held the Bears to a season-low 10 focuses and 279 all out yards of offense.
“Defense just kind of suffocated them all game,” said wide beneficiary Josh Reynolds, who got four passes for 52 yards and a score.
Foles finished 28 of 40 passes for 261 yards with two captures.
Donald and guarded tackle Greg Gaines consolidated for a sack in the primary half, and outside linebacker Leonard Floyd brought down Foles twice. The Rams got done with four sacks.
“I wanted to be calm but with high intensity to go out and execute at a high level,” said Floyd, who the Bears delivered over the offseason regardless of practicing the fifth-year choice on his newbie contract a year sooner. “We proved that we was the better defense today.”
Furthermore, the Rams’ safeguard, which first-year organizer Brandon Staley begged during the time to play physical following a few missed handles in Week 6, didn’t stop with a forceful methodology in advance.
In the second from last quarter, cornerback Troy Hill tipped a Foles pass in the end zone that wellbeing Taylor Rapp caught to end a scoring danger with the Rams’ ahead 17-3. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey blocked a Foles pass late in the final quarter to make sure about the success.
“I was pleased with everything that they did,” said McVay, who granted game balls to Floyd and Staley, who filled in as the Bears’ external linebackers mentor in 2018 under Matt Nagy. “I thought they flew around, I thought we were great, really in every area of the game.”
Confronting a bold Bears safeguard, Rams quarterback Jared Goff conquered a lazy beginning and stayed ready after Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack constrained a sack-bungle on the initial drive of the subsequent half.
Goff bounced back by driving two successive score drives that gave the Rams a 24-3 lead with 1:39 to play in the second from last quarter before the offense viably ran time off the clock.
“We did well, that defense is tough,” said Goff, who finished 23 of 33 passes for 219 yards and two scores. “There was a couple careless errors by me that we got away with, but that’s the game. I thought we were able to distribute the ball pretty well and make some plays.”
What’s more, on unique groups, Hekker stuck the Bears at or inside their 10-yard line multiple times, which is the most in his profession and the most in a game this season, as indicated by ESPN Stats and Information research.
Hekker’s last punt, which was brought down at the Bears’ five-yard line, drew an on-field festivity that incorporated a chest knock from Donald.
“It is great to know that Aaron Donald knows my name sometimes,” Hekker said, laughing.
Said Goff: “I’m not usually getting off the bench for a punt and that one he hit — the big one he hit in the fourth quarter, I believe, that came down and stopped inside the 5 — it’s exciting, we understand how important field position is.”
Next Sunday the Rams play in Miami, where Dolphins newbie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is planned to make his first vocation start.
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