Down three and on defense, the Bears needed a big stop to stay close with the Rams. The stop came in the form of a much needed turnover.
On first down, the Rams handed the ball off to Tre Mason who plunged into the defense. Linebacker Shae McClellin was able to rip the ball from Mason’s arms while making the tackle. McClellin also came up with the ball at the bottom of the pile.
The Bears took over inside the St. Louis 20 with the opportunity to take the lead. However, after a short run and a pair of incompletions, Robbie Gould came out to attempt the field goal. The 35-yard kick went through the uprights, evening the score at 10.
The score would remain tied at 10 as the first quarter came to a close. Scoring opened up early for both teams. The Rams scored on a short run from Todd Gurley, which was answered by a long touchdown catch from Zach Miller for the Bears.