ST LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach Jeff Fisher of the St. Louis Rams watches from the sidelines alongside defensive tackle Kendall Langford #98 and quarterback Sam Bradford #8 during the game against the Washington Redskins at Edward Jones Dome on September 16, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Though they play less than 300 miles away from each other, the Bears and Rams don't know each other well. They've played each other just six times in the last 10 years. What should you know about the Rams?
Dirty or just tough? After the Rams-Redskins game on Sunday, Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III called the Rams defense dirty and unprofessional. With well-known instigator Cortland Finnegan on the roster, the Rams may not have the best defense, but they do have one that will look to get under the Bears skin.
May be without Steven Jackson: The Rams injury list is long an distinguished. It's topped by versatile running back Steven Jackson, who has been limited because of a groin injury. It's likely the Rams won't decide on Jackson's status until Sunday. The offensive line is hobbled as well, and quarterback Sam Bradford has been sacked six times.
Return of the 'Stache: The Rams were a sad 2-14 last season, so they fired coach Steve Spagnoulo and brought in former Bear Jeff Fisher. The coach, who also happens to own the best mustache in the NFL, has restored some excitement (and for now, a 1-1 record) into a franchise that hasn't done much since their Super Bowl victory in 2000.
Potent Offensive Combo: Sam Bradford has a receiver who can help him reach the next level as a passer. Through two games, Danny Amendola has 230 receiving yards on 20 catches with a touchdown. The best part? It's a no. 1 overall draft pick passing to an undrafted wide receiver.