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Daily Dose: It Could be a Close One in Chicago

Each weekday, theRams.com will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here’s a look at what’s out there for Thursday, December 6th about your Los Angeles Rams.

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RAMS-BEARS PICKS

Oddsmakers are expecting a close on on Sunday night in Chicago and Bleacher Report’s NFL analysts agree. While the consensus pick from the group is L.A., Gary Davenport laid out why it may not be easy for the Rams in the Windy City.

"I understand the logic behind taking the home underdog smarting off last week's overtime loss to the Giants, especially if Mitchell Trubisky can get back in there at quarterback for the Bears," he said.

"But Trubisky's availability is by no means assured, and while the Bears are a great defensive team, they also just lost to the then-three-win G-Men.

The weather in Chicago might be worse than what the Rams are used to, but it won't be enough to keep a Rams team with its eye on the No. 1 seed from covering here."

Score Prediction: Los Angeles 30, Chicago 24

WEEK 14 CLINCHING SCENARIOS

NFL.com’s Around the NFL Staff provided a complete look at all of the clinching scenarios for Week 14. With a win in Chicago, the Rams will clinch a first-round bye come playoff time.

Here’s what’s happening around the NFC:

Los Angeles Rams (11-1) (at Chicago (8-4), Sunday night, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC)

CLINCHED: Los Angeles Rams -- NFC West division title

Los Angeles clinches a first round bye with: 1) LA win

New Orleans Saints (10-2) (at Tampa Bay (5-7), Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)

New Orleans clinches NFC South division title with:

1) NO win or tie OR

2) CAR loss or tie

New Orleans clinches a playoff berth with:

1) MIN loss + PHI loss or tie + WAS loss or tie

For all clinching scenarios around the league, click here.

A.D FOR MVP

Jason Whitlock and Shawne Merriman made a strong argument for Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald to with the MVP award on FOX Sports’ Speak for Yourself on Wednesday.

Donald leads the NFL with 16.5 sacks this season.

THROWBACK THURSDAY

NFL Films celebrated Throwback Thursday tweeting highlights of former Rams quarterback and Hall of Famer Kurt Warner.

Warner led “The Greatest Show on Turf” and played six seasons as a Ram. Warner was a two-time All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler as a Ram and won Super Bowl XXXIV in 1999.

He accumulated 32,344 yards passing and 208 touchdowns in his career.

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