The loss for the Rams drops them back in to a first-place tie with the New Orleans Saints in the NFC, as they failed to clinch a first-round bye. The Rams and Saints will battle for home-field advantage throughout the NFC Playoffs, but New Orleans holds the tiebreaker between the two after beating the Rams at the Mercedes Benz Superdome earlier this season.
Mitchell Trubisky also struggled with three interceptions in his return after missing the previous two games with a shoulder injury. Somehow, Chicago went 1-1 under Chase Daniel, with their one loss coming in overtime against the New York Giants. Trubisky did find offensive lineman Bradley Sowell for a two-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. Sowell became the first Bears offensive lineman with a touchdown reception in 11 seasons.
The win for Chicago also inches them closer to their first NFC North title and playoff appearance since 2010. This comes after four consecutive last-place finishes in the NFC, but their 6-1 record at Soldier Field this season has powered their 9-4 season thus far.
Goff was coming off a shaky outing against the Detroit Lions last week, and wasn't any better this week, completing just 20 of his 44 passes for 180 yards. His quarterback rating was just 19.1, at the end of the night, while his star running back, Todd Gurley, was held to a season-low 28 yards on 11 carries. The loss for the Rams put an end to their three-game winning streak.
The Rams will be on Sunday Night Football for a second straight week when they battle the Philadelphia Eagles next week. Meanwhile, the Bears will stay home to host a Green Bay Packers team that is under new leadership in Joe Philbin.