BEARS vs. RAMS: Week 14 Pre-Gamin' - LIneups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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BEARS vs. RAMS: Week 14 Pre-Gamin’ – LIneups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bears

NFL seasons are just 16 games long, so you can make an easy argument that every game is a big one. But there is something different about a late-season primetime affair between two division leaders.

It’s the NFC North-leading Chicago Bears playing host to the two-time defending NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams in a game we’ve had circled on our calendars for quite some time. This matchup pits a Rams team currently sitting pretty with the top overall seed in the NFC and a Bears team on the rise after following the Rams’ blueprint.

As if I needed more reasons to be hyped, here’s another video to get the juices flowing:

Yeah, it’s safe to say there’s some considerable buzz surrounding this game.

Game Info

Chicago Bears (8-4, 1st NFC North) vs. Los Angeles Rams (11-1, 1st NFC West) – 7:20 PM CT, NBC (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michelle Tafoya), WBBM-AM 780, WCFS-FM 105.9

Odds: Rams (-3), Over/Under 51.5, via the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas.

Game Thread and Week 14 Preview

We’re back in primetime after a one-week hiatus.  Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. And hopefully, the return of QB1 can get the Bears back in the win column.

Your Week 14 Preview lives here.

Coaches

Matt Nagy (8-4) vs. Sean McVay (22-6)

Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mitch Trubisky: 2,469, 20 TD, 9 INT, 65.4 completion pct., 97.7

Last start vs. Vikings (Week 11): 20-31, 165 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, 61.9 rating

versus

Rams: Jared Goff: 3,754 yards, 27 TD, 7 INT, 66.4 completion pct., 96.2 rating

Last game at Lions: 17-33, 207 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 68.6 rating

Bears Inactives:

Bears Expected Offensive Starters

  • QB Mitch Trubisky
  • RB Jordan Howard
  • RB Tarik Cohen
  • WR Allen Robinson
  • WR Taylor Gabriel
  • TE Trey Burton
  • LT Charles Leno Jr.
  • LG James Daniels
  • C Cody Whitehair
  • RG Bryan Witzmann
  • RT Bobby Massie

Bears Expected Defensive Starters

  • DT Akiem Hicks
  • NT Eddie Goldman
  • OLB Khalil Mack
  • ILB Danny Trevathan
  • ILB Roquan Smith
  • OLB Leonard Floyd
  • CB Kyle Fuller
  • CB Prince Amukamara
  • CB Bryce Callahan
  • FS Eddie Jackson
  • SS Adrian Amos

Bears Specialists

  • Cody Parkey (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter, holder), Patrick Scales (long snapper), Benny Cunningham, Taquan Mizzell Sr. (kick returners), Tarik Cohen (punt returner)

Rams Inactives:

Rams Offense Expected Starters:

  • QB Jared Goff
  • RB Todd Gurley
  • WR Brandin Cooks
  • WR Robert Woods
  • WR Josh Reynolds
  • TE Gerald Everett
  • LT Andrew Whitworth
  • LG Roger Saffold
  • C John Sullivan
  • RG Austin Blythe
  • RT Rob Havenstein

Rams Defense Expected Starters:

  • DE Michael Brockers
  • NT Ndamukong Suh
  • DT Aaron Donald
  • WLB Matt Longacre
  • OLB Samson Ebukam
  • ILB Cory Littleton
  • ILB Mark Barron
  • LCB Marcus Peters
  • RCB Aqib Talib
  • FS Lamarcus Joyner
  • SS John Johnson III

Rams Specialists:

  • Greg Zuerlein (kicker), Johnny Hekker (punter, holder), Jake McQuaide (long snapper), JoJo Natson (kick return, punt return)

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.