Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams: Comparing, grading defenses

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The Chicago Bears battle the Los Angeles Rams Sunday night. While both teams feature big names defensively, which unit is best?

This Sunday night, all eyes will be on two NFC divisional leaders. The Chicago Bears are coming off of a somewhat fluky loss to the New York Giants and will have their starting quarterback on the field for the first time in three weeks.

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Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Rams took care of business against another NFC North foe last week, the Detroit Lions. The Rams have the potential to lock up a first round bye week with a win over the Bears, so the stakes are high.

Chicago’s defense is in line to face one of the league’s top offenses, featuring the likes of Jared Goff, Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods. It will be, without question, the toughest test of the season for this unit.

The Rams, on the other hand, have seen their defense try to stay afloat in a lot of games while their offense does the dirty work. Los Angeles has not been particularly good, defensively, this season. In fact, I’d argue that they have been pretty bad for the majority of games. Luckily, Gurley and company have been able to do more than enough to where it hasn’t mattered most of the time.

When looking at these two groups, and you break it down by level, it is clear who has the superior unit. Obviously, it isn’t even close. But, let’s take a look at each side at all three levels anyway. The Rams do have a clear advantage at one of them, and it could be a big difference in this game.