For little more than a half, the Rams looked like they were in the same class as the Bears. Once the teams returned from the locker rooms in the second half, reality began to take over. Chicago exploded offensively and received a kickoff return for a touchdown en route to a 42-27 win at the Edward Jones Dome.

Rex Grossman responded to the media scrutiny he’d received over the past few weeks with a decent game. He was able to avoid the big mistake and finished 13-of-23 for 200 yards and two touchdowns.

The two teams played pretty even up to halftime. The Bears held just a 14-13 lead at the break thanks to a bad snap on a Rams extra point attempt. In the second half, it was the Bears special teams that brought seperation between the two teams. Having already returned a punt for a touchdown in the game, Bears return specialist Devin Hester ran right through the Rams kickoff team for a 94-yard touchdown return. It was his sixth TD return of the year which set an NFL single-season record.

St. Louis was able to have some success offensively against a very stingy Bears defense. The offensive line gave Marc Bulger plenty of time to throw for much of the game. Many of the Bears sacks came with the game in hand and with Bulgers in obvious passing downs. He finished the game 34-of-55 for 355 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.

The Rams have now lost seven of their last eight.