Chicago Bears: 5 intriguing matchups in the Bears’ schedule

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The Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams will face off in consecutive years. This time at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

The Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams will become very familiar with each other after the 2018 and 2019 seasons. In what could potentially be an NFC Championship preview, the Los Angeles Rams had a difficult time at Soldier Field last season. Jared Goff struggled mightily both against the cold weather and this Bears defense. He finished the day 20-for-44 for just 180 yards and four interceptions.

The Bears also limited both Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods to just ten catches for 83 yards, while limiting running back Todd Gurley to just 28 yards rushing. The match-up in 2019 figures to be a little different as the Rams will be playing at home, where Goff has a career quarterback rating of 97.2.

There were also rumors questioning how healthy Todd Gurley was last season. Assuming no lingering or new health issues, the Bears should be facing a much better Gurley. The Rams did add Clay Matthews, who the Bears are very familiar with, in free agency. They also signed safety Eric Weddle to replace Lamarcus Joyner, who signed a big payday with the Oakland Raiders.

Just like the Saints game, this match-up has all the makings of a shoot-out or another defensive battle. There will be no in-between.