Goff didn’t crack the lineup until Week 10, and started the final seven games, averaging 17-of-29, 155 yards passing while going 0-7.
Trubisky has already started five games averaging 12-of-23, 162 yards passing and he is 2-3.
Starting Kenny Britt and Tavon Austin, while bringing Brian Quick, Pharoh Cooper, Bradley Marquez and Mike Thomas off the bench, with Lance Kendricks and Tyler Higbee starting at tight end, the Rams had one of the weakest receiving corps in the league last season — and, of course, the Bears have the NFL’s least exciting receiving group this year.
The ’16 Rams featured Todd Gurley, Austin, Aaron Donald and Alec Ogletree; the ’17 Bears feature Jordan Howard, Tarik Cohen, Akiem Hicks and Leonard Floyd.
The ’16 Rams were awful on the offensive line; the ’17 Bears are more talented but injuries have made their front a challenge as well.
The Rams were blessed with young talent on defense in 2016 but weren’t playing well consistently, and these young Bears defenders were on the rise this year until laying an egg last Sunday vs. the Packers.
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher had made his bones as a defensive coordinator before logging 16 seasons as the head coach of the Oilers/Titans, and at 59 was in his fifth year leading the Rams.
Fisher’s teams were known to be tough as nails on defense and as conservative as the Tea Party on offense, with that unit being run by a young, lesser known offensive coordinator out of Glenbard West high school, Rob Boras, who had been the tight ends coach with the Bears at one time.
The Bears with John Fox and Dowell Loggains . . .