|LB Lance Briggs||Knee||Doubtful|
|OT Orlando Pace||Groin||Doubtful|
|TE Desmond Clark||Neck||Questionable|
|DT Tommie Harris||Knee||Questionable|
|CB Charles Tillman||Concussion||Questionable|
|DE Alex Brown||Calf||Probable|
St. Louis Rams
|QB Marc Bulger||Knee||OUT|
|FB Mike Karney||Neck||OUT|
|OT Jason Smith||Concussion||OUT|
|RB Steven Jackson||Back||Questionable|
|C Jason Brown||Knee||Probable|
|LB James Laurinaitis||Shoulder||Probable|
|G Richie Incognito||Foot||Probable|
Bears Offense vs. Rams Defense
Middle linebacker James Laurinaitis has a sore shoulder but should be ready to go. The Rams have lost quite a few defensive tackles for the season to injury in C.J. Ah You, Adam Carriker and Gary Gibson. This would explain their poor run defense, which is ranked 28th in the league (148.5 yards allowed per game).
The Rams are 1-10 for a reason. Their defense is 30th overall. The Bears need to get better on offense. The Rams should be a good medicine to cure their current offensive ills. Look for the Bears to be a little more patient against the Rams. This might be one of those rare times when the attack is balanced.
Rams Offense vs. Bears Defense
Weak-side linebacker Lance Briggs suffered injuries to his hip and knee in Sunday's loss to Minnesota. Jamar Williams will play if Briggs isn't ready. The Bears added depth by signing Cato June to a one-year deal Tuesday. This paved the way for Pisa Tinoisamoa (knee) to finally be placed on IR. Cornerback Charles Tillman suffered a mild concussion last week and returned to full practice on Thursday. If he is not cleared for action, Corey Graham is expected to step in.
The Rams are also ranked 30th on offense. This would be a good time for the defense to wake up. Adewale Ogunleye hasn't produced many sacks over the last month. This should be a big matchup game for him and Tommie Harris against an offensive line that is in shambles. Look for the Rams to test the Bears' run defense behind Jackson, the NFC's leading rusher.
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