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The Bears Are Being Disrepsetced in Odds for Week 7 Monday Night Football Against Rams

David Kaestle
Nick Foles during a game against the Carolina Panthers.
Nick Foles during a game against the Carolina Panthers. / Grant Halverson/Getty Images

The Chicago Bears are 5-1 this season and tied for the NFC North lead with the powerhouse Green Bay Packers. Yet, they head into their Week 7 Monday Night Football (MNF) matchup with the Los Angeles Rams as 6-point underdogs, which should be considered disrespectful.

The Rams sit at 4-2 on the season, but all four of their wins are against the four teams in the NFC East. And most football fans know by now, the 2020 NFC East is in the conversation for the worst division in NFL history. So it's not like the Rams have really proven anything up to this point.

Additionally, the Bears defense gives up the fifth-fewest points in the NFL right now, and in the Rams two losses against the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers, they lost to defenses than rank No. 15 and No. 6 in that same category respectively. Long story short, this season's short history tells us the Rams should struggle against Chicago's defense.

With an over/under of 44.5, it's already implied this game could turn into a defensive, low-scoring matchup and having to cover a full 6 points seems like a lot for a game that's already predicting little scoring.

While Chicago's offense has been fairly bad this season, the Rams' offense has been nothing to write home about either, ranking No. 18 in points per game.

The Bears' lowly offense is clearly causing people to forget about or disrespect what has been a dominant Chicago stop unit in 2020.

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