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Bears begin preparing to face Rams

Two days after their thrilling comeback win over the Chargers, the Bears return to the practice field Wednesday to begin preparing for Sunday's road game against the Rams.

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QB Jay Cutler has played only two career games against the Rams.


The Bears (3-5) will play away from home for the fourth time in five contests, having won in Kansas City and San Diego and lost in Detroit. They've played five straight games decided by three points or fewer for the first time since 1987.

Like the Bears, the Rams (4-4) have won three of their last five games, defeating the Cardinals (24-22), Browns (24-6) and 49ers (27-6) while losing to the Packers (24-10) and Vikings (21-18 in overtime).

The Bears lead the all-time series with the Rams 52-36-3 and have won five of the last six. However, they lost the last meeting 42-21 on Nov. 24, 2013 at the Edward Jones Dome, giving up touchdowns on the Rams' first three possessions, allowing 258 yards rushing and having three touchdowns nullified by penalties.

Jay Cutler has played only two career games against the Rams, completing 25 of 48 passes for 326 yards with one touchdown, one interception and a 72.0 passer rating.

Entering Week 10, the Bears rank 22nd in offense (16th rushing and 21st passing) and 9th in defense (24th against the run and 5th versus the pass). The Rams rank 31st in offense (4th rushing and 32nd passing) and 5th in defense (13th versus the run and 4th versus the pass).

ChicagoBears.com will provide all the latest news throughout the week from Halas Hall. Coach John Fox will address the media Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and special-teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers will be available Wednesday, while Cutler and offensive coordinator Adam Gase will speak Thursday.

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