Chicago Bears: Why every Rams win is deceiving by comparison

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Chicago Bears, Dak Prescott
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Week 1 over Dallas Cowboys

Had the Dallas Cowboys played the Rams after the injury to Dak Prescott, their margin of victory very well could have been more than just three points. To begin the season, the Rams beat Dallas in a close game, 20-17.

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The biggest difference between Chicago and Dallas is, first and foremost, the offenses. For Los Angeles to hold the number one overall offense (yardage per game) to just 17 points is downright impressive. You have to give the Rams credit for that.

But, that was also the worst game for Prescott this year, statistically speaking. Prescott only passed for 266 yards and one touchdown. It was the first game of the year, so naturally, things may have taken a little bit to come together for their offense.

Or, maybe, Dallas didn’t need Prescott to throw for 400 yards in that game. It was close. In games following their loss to Los Angeles, Prescott and the Cowboys were down thanks to their abysmal defense. Thus, Dallas needed to throw the football and Prescott wound up with some gaudy performances.

Dallas is the league’s sixth-worst defense, allowing 410yards per game. In conjunction, Prescott’s passing numbers have had to be gigantic. The Bears are allowing nearly half the points Dallas allowed through six weeks. The Cowboys are allowing a league-worst 36.3 points per game.

Needless to say, Jared Goff and company will have to fight a bit harder than they did in Week 1. The victory over Dallas wasn’t all too impressive.