Chicago Bears: 3 dangerous areas Rams could exploit in Week 7

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3. Rams running game against Bears front

The Bears are giving up 113 rushing yards per game this season, which is the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the league. But, they have allowed three ball carriers to go for over 80 yards individually this season.

Darrell Henderson has looked like the best running back in Los Angeles this season, and if McVay decides to continue to give him the bulk of the carries, he could do some damage against this front. The Bears are especially vulnerable to runs up the middle. Without Eddie Goldman this year, it’s been tough to plug those gaps.

In the four games he’s been given at least 12 carries this year, Henderson has topped the 80-yard mark three times. That 80-yard mark is exactly what we should be watching for Monday night. It seems the Bears get themselves into trouble, and are in for an even tighter game than usual, when they allow a runner over that number.

With all the talk about the Rams’ receivers and passing attack, it should be noted that they still boast the NFL’s 10th ranked rushing game, running for over 135 yards per game as a team. McVay may be a creative mind and known for his passing attack, but don’t underestimate a guy like Henderson in this contest.

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In years past, the Bears had to deal with Todd Gurley. It’s easy to look past this rushing attack now that Gurley is gone, but believe me, Henderson is more than capable of carrying the load. Chicago’s front has to be up for this task. Now is the time to figure it out, come together and finally prove they can stop the run without Goldman in the fold.