Bears vs. Rams final score: Struggling Chicago benches Mitchell Trubisky in loss to LA

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All that the Bears tried to dispel last year has bubbled back up during a disastrous 2019 season, and their misery continued in a 17-7 loss Sunday night against the Rams.

Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky again looked like a bust, and he was benched late in the fourth quarter in favor of Chase Daniel because of a sore hip. The running game was nowhere near good enough to pick up the offensive slack, averaging 3.1 yards per carry. Kicker Eddy Pineiro missed two more field-goal attempts.

The Bears have been held under 20 points in three of their past four contests. The Rams have held opponents below 20 points in four consecutive games.

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Both teams were hopeful that they could make a late rally and return to the playoffs. Their upcoming schedules, though, aren't kind. That made Sunday night's tilt even more crucial.

Chicago (4-6) still has to play Dallas, Green Bay, Kansas City and Minnesota, so the loss means the team is almost certainly out of contention. The main topic of discussion now will be whether it is done with Trubisky as its quarterback of the future. He went 24 of 43 passing with one touchdown and an interception before being replaced by Daniel. Nagy said Trubisky's hip was particularly cumbersome when he needed to rotate it. Injury or not, though, the quarterback looked about as helpless as he has all season.

Los Angeles (6-4) still has to play Baltimore, Seattle, Dallas and San Francisco, but because the Rams took care of business against the Bears — albeit on ugly terms — they are now very much in the thick of the NFC wild-card race.

Sean McVay's squad jumped ahead with a field goal and a Todd Gurley touchdown in the second quarter, then pulled away with a Malcolm Brown score near the end of regulation.

Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Bears vs. Rams on "Sunday Night Football." Here's how the Rams won:

Bears vs. Rams final score

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Total

Bears

0

0

7

0

7

Rams

0

10

0

7

17

Bears vs. Rams live updates, highlights

Final: Rams 17, Bears 7

11:11 p.m. — Daniel makes an errant throw on fourth-and-15 and now the game is officially over.

11:09 p.m. — Daniel is sacked and the clock ticks down to the two-minute warning. It will be fourth down on the other side of the break.

11:06 p.m. — Chase Daniel has replaced Trubisky. It does not appear that Trubisky is injured, but stay tuned.

11:02 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Rams. Malcolm Brown essentially ends this contest with a short-distance score. There is 3:31 left on the clock. 17-7, Rams.

11:01 p.m. — Los Angeles has first-and-goal. It can put the game away here.

10:58 p.m. — The Rams have a long touchdown pass wiped out by a penalty. Because of course.

10:54 p.m. — Chicago goes three-and-out. The Mitch Trubisky era is getting worse, not better.

10:49 p.m. — Now the Rams send the ball booming back to Chicago via a 68-yard punt.

10:44 p.m. — The Bears end up punting anyway. There is 11:32 remaining in the fourth quarter.

10:43 p.m. — Rams defensive back Troy Hill is called for holding, negating a sack of Mitch Trubisky and likely punt.

End of third quarter: Rams 10, Bears 7

10:24 p.m. — Goff is having a tough game. Late in the third quarter, he only surpassed 100 passing yards just now.

10:08 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Bears. A rare sighting for Chicago: Someone crossing the goal line. Tarik Cohen makes the touchdown catch. 10-7, Rams.

9:57 p.m. — Chicago forces a punt on the opening possession after the intermission.

9:54 p.m. — The second half is underway.

Halftime: Rams 10, Bears 0

9:40 p.m. — Halftime. The Bears' woes continue.

9:28 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Rams. Gurley punches it in. Cooper Kupp set up the score with a long reception. 10-0, Rams.

9:19 p.m. — INTERCEPTED. As we were saying, the Bears are incapable of keeping promising drives going. Trubisky throws a tipped pick.

9:17 p.m. — The Bears are moving the ball well this drive and are nearing midfield, but their problem tonight (and all season) has been finishing drives.

9:03 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, Rams. Greg Zuerlein hits from 38 yards out. Finally, this game has points. 3-0, Rams.

End of first quarter: Bears 0, Rams 0

8:54 p.m. — Eddy Piñeiro ... wait for it ... misses another field goal. The Bears are cursed.

8:49 p.m. — A defensive offside assessed to the Rams gives Chicago a first down when it was about to punt.

8:43 p.m. — Goff is picked off by Roquan Smith.

8:37 p.m. — The Bears turn the ball over on downs. Another missed opportunity for this sputtering offense.

8:32 p.m. — Todd Gurley coughs it up on the Rams' first offensive play of the game, and Chicago recovers. A gift for the Bears.

8:29 p.m. — NO GOOD. The Bears miss a 48-yard field goal. Not exactly a surprise.

8:26 p.m. — Chicago converts third-and-long on its opening drive. It would like to avoid those down-and-distance situations, but nonetheless a good start.

8:25 p.m. — Bears receive the opening kickoff.

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