St. Louis Rams vs. Chicago Bears: Broadcast Schedule, Live Stream, Start Time, & More


The St. Louis Rams will host the Chicago Bears on Sunday, re-igniting the St. Louis/Chicago rivalry that is probably the weakest among the ones in the NHL, NFL, and MLB, but is still intriguing nonetheless. It will be a crucial game for the Rams, as Sunday’s meeting with the 3-5 Bears will be one of the few games left on their schedule they they really should win. While meetings with the struggling Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and San Francisco 49ers are still sprinkled throughout the schedule, the Rams will have to face the always-tough Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals again, and they travel to visit the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals in two weeks.

If the Rams are to compete for a playoff spot in the NFC, they must win every remaining game that they’re expected to win, and that includes the game against the struggling Bears. With running back Matt Forte possibly out of the lineup and the Bears’ defense depleted by injuries, trades, and performance-based midseason personnel changes, the Rams will have a great opportunity ahead of them. They’ll need running back Todd Gurley to put on the same show that he has every week since he’s broken into the lineup, and the passing game is going to need to be more effective than it was a week ago against Minnesota, when the Rams just couldn’t seem to keep the passing game consistent enough to sustain an offensive drive.

In addition, a Rams defense that is depleted itself with defensive starters Tim McDonald, Jr., Chris Long, Alec Ogletree, and possibly Robert Quinn out against Chicago will need to keep the Bears’ defense in check. They’ll need to create a more effective pass rush than they did last week, when quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was allowed to roam freely without fear of being sacked (until 5-foot-8, 180-pound cornerback Lamarcus Joyner, of all people, knocked Bridgewater out of the game with a concussion on a hit that he ended up being fined for).

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Unfortunately, we won’t get to see the most intriguing element of a normal Rams-Bears game: the matchup between brothers Chris and Kyle Long. The brotherly face-off would have provided extra excitement this year, because Kyle, a Pro Bowl guard during his first two NFL seasons, has shifted outside to right tackle this season, meaning that he would have had plenty of opportunities for direct contact with his older brother. Both brothers have dealt with adversity this season, though; while Kyle has struggled at times to adjust to his new position, Chris has been dealing with a hyperextended knee and will miss his fourth straight game on Sunday.

Here’s some key info to know if you’re going to follow along with Sunday’s matchup:

Where: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, MO

When: 12:00 PM CT, Sunday, November 8, 2015

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TV Broadcast: Despite being a matchup between two NFC teams, the Rams-Bears game will be broadcast on CBS as part of a game-sharing program in the NFL’s new TV contract. Andrew Catalon will handle play-by-play duties, while Steve Bueurlein will serve as the color commentator, and Steve Tasker will report from the sidelines.

Radio Broadcast: The game will air on the Rams Radio Network, the flagship of which is WXOS-101.1 ESPN in St. Louis. Steve Savard will handle play-by-play, while former Rams defensive tackle D’€™Marco Farr will add analysis, and longtime linebacker Will Witherspoon will report from the sidelines.

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