CHI – 19.5
LAR – 25.5
O/U – 45
Khalil Mack is questionable with a back injury, but he managed to log a limited practice on Friday. He’s questionable, but the expectation is for Mack to play.
Robert Woods and Tyler Higbee have both missed practices this week. Both were able to log limited practices on Saturday, however. If one or both were to miss, it’d significantly boost Gerald Everett and Cooper Kupp, but also bump the entire run game for LAR.
Pace and Play-calling Tendencies
The Rams are playing their slowest football of the Sean McVay era. They’re averaging 27 seconds per play and have only thrown on 51% of their plays this year. Uncharacteristic for the typically aggressive and high octane McVay offense.
Chicago is playing at a fresh 25.9 seconds per play and averaging 67 plays per game. While their offense is disgustingly inefficient, it’s great for the sake of the showdown that they can play fast and throw often. It’s worth noting, however, that both of these teams play significantly slower when adjusting for neutral game scripts. Chicago’s pass rate drops roughly 15% in such scenarios as well.