Why Rams' postgame celebration may pain Bears fans


Whether it's classified as a revenge game or simply a renewal of old acquaintances, one thing's for certain: A few ex-Bears got the last laugh.

Rams head coach Sean McVay awarded game balls to three recipients after Monday night's 24-10 win over the Bears-- one was to four-time Pro Bowl punter Johnny Hekker (ouch).

The other two may sting Bears fans a bit more: McVay recognized former Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd and Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, who served as Floyd's outside linebacker coach from 2017-18.

Floyd registered two sacks Monday night --part of four total by the Rams—along with two tackles for loss and three QB hits.

A former first round pick (No. 9 overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft, Floyd had a stellar rookie season, notching seven sacks. But his productivity faded the following three seasons and was unceremoniously released after the Bears declined his-fifth year option back in March.

But the former Georgia standout already has four sacks in seven games this season, already eclipsing his sack total from the 2019 campaign.

Staley's defensive unit in Los Angeles also picked off Nick Foles twice, one apiece by Jalen Ramsey and Taylor Rapp.