Week 1 Pre-Gamin': BEARS at RAMS (7:20 CT) Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

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Week 1 Pre-Gamin’: BEARS at RAMS (7:20 CT) Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread, More

Chicago Bears

After a day of NFL action, the Chicago Bears are here for your nightcap.

And a game under the lights, and in the shadow of Hollywood, is deserving of a movie-style trailer:

The beauty of the NFL is that you can’t script it. So many different things can happen when big, strong, fast humans are throwing, catching, kicking, and handling an oblong ball. And that’s why we watch. Because it’s the greatest reality television show going. It just happens that this episode can end with the Bears alone at the top of the NFC North.

There’s no one I’d rather go through this with than fellow Bears fans. Let’s get it!

Game Info

Chicago Bears (2020: 8-8, 2nd NFC North) at Los Angeles Rams (2020: 10-6, 2nd NFC West) – NBC (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya), WBBM-AM 780 and WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Mark Grote), Universo (Carlos Mauricio Ramirez, Jorge Andres), Westwood One (Ryan Radtke, Rod Woodson)

Kickoff time: 7:20 p.m. CT
 So-Fi Stadium
Referee: Brad Allen
Odds: Bears +8 (-110), O/U 46.5 (via DraftKings Sports Book)

Game Thread

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. And hopefully, we can start the 2021 season on a high note.


Bears Matt Nagy (28-20) vs. Rams Sean McVay (43-21)

Week 1 Starting Quarterbacks and Projected Game Stats

BEARS: Andy Dalton: 23/36, 237 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 3 carries, 11 rushing yards


RAMS: Matthew Stafford: 24/37, 276 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT; 2 carries, 8 yards

Week 1 projected stats via ESPN projections

Bears Offense (Projected Starters in Bold)

RB David Montgomery
Reserves: Damien Williams, Khalil Herbert

WR Allen Robinson II, Darnell Mooney, Marquise Goodwin
Reserves: Damiere Byrd, Nsimba Webster

TE Cole Kmet
Reserves: Jimmy Graham, Jesse James, J.P. Holtz, Jesper Horsted

LT Jason Peters
LG Cody Whitehair
C Sam Mustipher
RG James Daniels
RT Germain Ifedi 

Reserves: Elijah Wilkinson, Larry Borom, Alex Bars

Bears Defense

DT Akiem Hicks
NT Khyiris Tonga
DE Bilal Nichols

Reserves: Angelo Blackson, Khyiris Tonga, Damion Square

OLB Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn
Reserves: Trevis Gipson, Jeremiah Attaochu

ILB Roquan Smith, Alec Ogletree
Reserves: Christian Jones, Caleb Johnson, Josh Woods

CB Jaylon Johnson, Kindle Vildor
Reserves: Artie Burns, Xavier Crawford

S Eddie Jackson, Tashaun Gipson Sr.
Reserves: Deon Bush, Marqui Christian, DeAndre Houston-Carson

Bears Special Teams

Cairo Santos (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter), Patrick Scales (long-snapper), Khalil Herbert (kick returners), Nsimba Webster (punts)

Bears Inactives

Rams Projected Starters

•   QB Matthew Stafford
•   RB Sony Michel
•   WRs Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson, Robert Woods
•   TE Tyler Higbee
•   LT Andrew Whitworth, LG David Edwards, C Brian Allen, RG Austin Corbett, RT Rob Havenstein

•   LDE A’Shawn Robinson, DT Aaron Donald, NT Sebastian Joseph-Day
•   WILL Justin Hollins, SLB Leonard Floyd, ILB Kenny Young, ILB Troy Reeder
•   CBs Darious Williams, Jalen Ramsey
•   S Jordan Fuller, Taylor Rapp

•   Matt Gay (kicker), Johnny Hekker (punter, holder), Matt Orzech (long snapper), Cooper Kupp (kick and punt returns)

Rams Inactives

Author: Luis Medina

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