Bears-Rams matchup has familiar feel

Wanda Wiedman
Chicago Bears Reporter

By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63

The Chicago Bears will be hosting the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday night at Soldier Field and Bears fans are both excited and nervous.

And for good reason.

The Rams are the number one seeded team in the NFC with a record of 11-1. The Bears hold the 3rd seed spot at 8-4 and currently first in the NFC North division.

With Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky back under center, after he sustained a shoulder injury against the Minnesota Vikings, it will be interesting to see what kind of game churns out. Currently, the Bears have a 5-1 record at home and fans have been coming out in droves to bring some noise to opposing teams.

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The day Walter Payton made the Vikings pay

Wanda Wiedman, Chicago Bears Reporter

By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63

November 20, 1977. The Chicago Bears were coming off a last second, come from behind 28-27 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. They were 4-5 entering Week 10 and the Bears would face the division rival Minnesota Vikings.

The field was damp and although the temperature was mild for late November, the Windy City hosted 25-30 mph winds from the south to play havoc on the Bears passing game.

Running back Walter Payton carried the ball 33 times against the Chiefs the previous week, rushing for 192 yards and three touchdowns.

Though Payton was battling flu-like symptoms that day, he made it seem effortless in what would be his career day.

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What Matt Forte’ meant to Chicago

Official Chicago Bears Reporter

By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63

 

The Chicago Bears has a history of elite running backs with four of them enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Red Grange, an immortal part of football history once score five touchdowns in a single game for the University of Illinois. He was pursued by George “Papa Bear” Halas, became a Bear who brought in the crowd. He finished his career with a defensive tackle to help Chicago win 23-21 over the Giants.

Then came Bronko Nagurski, a symbol of terrifying, bone-crushing power. He was like a charging bull against any defense but was just as terrifying on defense when he tackled.  But when it came to versatility on the field, Gale Sayers was like a twisting tornado in run plays, a kick and punt returner and receiver when needed. Walter Payton took that even further and added quarterback, punter, wide receiver and tackler.

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