Los Angeles Rams 6-15 Chicago Bears: Jared Goff intercepted four times as Bears defense dominates
Last Updated: 10/12/18 3:06pm
In a marquee matchup of offense versus defense, defense prevailed as the Chicago Bears held the high-octane Los Angeles Rams in check in a 15-6 win on Sunday night.
Chicago (9-4) moved another step closer to the NFC North title with victory, while Los Angeles (11-2) may have already sealed a playoff spot by winning the NFC West last week, but they've now lost control of the No 1 seed and home-field advantage through the playoffs to the New Orleans Saints with three weeks to go.
With the game tied 6-6 at the half, Chicago took the lead for good courtesy of a safety, when Eddie Goldman sacked Jared Goff in the end zone 42 seconds into the third quarter.
The Bears then scored the game's only touchdown on the ensuing possession, courtesy of a little bit of trickery. Mitchell Trubisky faked a hand-off to defensive lineman Akiem Hicks - who scored a rushing touchdown last week - and then threw a two-yard scoring strike to offensive lineman Bradley Sowell.
That was one of the few highlights for either quarterback. Trubisky completed 16 of 30 passes for just 110 yards, tossing three interceptions and finishing with a passer rating of 33.3.
Meanwhile, Rams QB Goff endured his worst game since his rookie season, hitting on only 20 of 44 passing attempts, for 180 yards, and throwing four interceptions - a passer rating of 19.1.
Chicago also shut down MVP candidate Todd Gurley, who rushed 11 times for just 28 yards and caught three passes for 30 yards.
Rams 3-0 Bears: Greg Zuerlein 27-yard field goal
Rams 3-3 Bears: Cody Parkey 39-yard field goal
Rams 3-6 Bears: Parkey 31-yard field goal
Rams 6-6 Bears: Zuerlein 50-yard field goal
Rams 6-8 Bears: Jared Goff sacked in endzone by Eddie Goldman for a safety
Rams 6-15 Bears: Mitch Trubisky two-yard touchdown pass to Bradley Sowell (Parkey extra point good)
Game's key stats
|Passing||C/A Yds TD Int||Passing||C/A Yds TD Int|
|Jared Goff||20/44 180 0 4||Mitch Trubisky||16/30 110 1 3|
|Rushing||Att Yds TD||Rushing||Att Yds TD|
|Todd Gurley||11 28 0||Jordan Howard||19 101 0|
|Receiving||Rec Yds TD||Tarik Cohen||9 69 0|
|Robert Woods||7 61 0||Receiving||Rec Yds TD|
|Josh Reynolds||3 36 0||Allen Robinson||5 42 0|
|Todd Gurley||3 30 0||Taylor Gabriel||3 22 0|
|Gerald Everett||4 29 0||Trey Burton||2 22 0|
|Brandin Cooks||3 22 0||Tarik Cohen||4 20 0|
|Total yards||214||Total yards||294|