Chicago Bears: Why every Rams win is deceiving by comparison

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Week 4 over New York Giants

When the Rams beat the Giants, it was almost reminiscent of the Bears’ win over the Giants. Los Angeles took the victory 17-9, but totaled a measly 240 yards of offense in this one. The Giants actually finished with more yards on offense and averaged more yards per play.

The difference in this game ended up being the 91-yard drive Los Angeles put together in the fourth quarter to pull away with the game previously being just 10-9.

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Each team punted five times, and they went a combined 9-of-26 on third down. It was an ugly game on both sides. There isn’t much to analyze when comparing the game against the Giants to the Bears, but Chicago is at least scoring a few more points per game.

The Giants are tied for dead last with the Washington Football Team in total offense, putting up just 275.3 yards per game. Daniel Jones is also one of the more sacked quarterbacks in football; the Rams took him down five times.

That might be the most stark difference between these two offenses. Foles is only sacked, on average, once per game — including zero sacks in two separate games. Jones, by comparison, is being sacked nearly three times per game. Jones has also been sacked three or more times in three different games.

Jones continues to be highly incapable of much offensively, not showing anywhere close to the mental capacity needed to run an NFL offense. That’s where the Bears differ. Foles understands the game at a much higher level, so the Rams are going to need to bring everything they can to throw him off.