Chicago Bears: Blueprint to beating Rams in Week 11

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The Bears need to get their passing attack to be on point

For the Chicago Bears to succeed, their passing attack needs to succeed. The Rams’ weak link on defense is their pass defense. They are a middle of the road pass defense, ranking 17th in passing yards, 11th in passing touchdowns allowed, and 16th in interceptions. Their pass rush is still pretty good, tied for 10th in sacks with 26 (the Bears are just below them with 25).

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Yes, I know that this is a struggling Bears passing offense. Trubisky only has 1,390 yards for the season. Additionally, he has eight touchdown passes, but six of them came in two games against bad pass defenses (three against Washington and three against the Lions).

Trubisky needs to find the open receiver quicker than he has this season. He had several plays last week in which he had wide-open receivers but didn’t find them quickly and held onto the ball too long and took sacks.

He cannot do this against the Rams. The Rams’ secondary will have trouble staying with the Bears’ receivers so Trubisky needs to find them. If he does, the Bears will win this game going away.

In terms of the running game, the pass has to set up short touchdown runs. The Rams rank fifth in rushing yards allowed but 13th in rushing touchdowns. If Trubisky can make big plays downfield, the Bears should be able to use short yardage to reach the end zone.