Bears CB Kyle Fuller says Chicago ‘made a statement’ by beating Rams
It was a contest that was dictated by the strong play of their defense that shut down the Rams’ high-octane offense. This was a performance that star cornerback Kyle Fuller voiced that he believes was a “statement” win for the team, according to Patrick Finley of The Chicago Sun-Times.
‘‘I feel like we definitely made a statement,’’ said cornerback Kyle Fuller, who had his seventh interception, tying him for the NFL lead.
The Bears’ stout defense set the tone for the game and kept the Rams’ offense under wraps for the entire game, limiting them to a pair of field goals in the first half.
Los Angeles couldn’t get anything going in the second half. Pro Bowl quarterback Jared Goff had difficulty finding a rhythm throwing the ball against one of the best defensive lines in the league headlined by Pro Bowl outside linebacker Khalil Mack. They disrupted Goff’s timing as he threw four interceptions along with a fumble.
The Rams had just 214 total offensive yards on 3.5 yards per play along with 14 first downs and failed to convert both of their trips to the red zone. It may have been a struggle for second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who threw three interceptions, but their play defensively was quite encouraging as it showed that they can win a game against other top-tier teams in the league.
The Bears will have a chance to build off this outing over the final three games of the season. They could be prepared to make a deep run in the playoffs behind their stellar defense.