The Los Angeles Rams (11-1) are in the hunt for the best record in the NFC, while the Chicago Bears (8-4) hope to widen their lead in the NFC North on Sunday night, when the two teams meet at Soldier Field in Chicago.

The big news for both sides is the return of Mitch Trubisky. The second-year quarterback had missed two straight games with a right shoulder injury. The Bears had a 1-1 record with Chase Daniel at quarterback.

Trubisky will face a defense that is tied for 12th in sacks (33.0), while boasting the likes of MVP candidate Aaron Donald, along with Ndamukong Suh and Dante Fowler on a fierce defensive line.

The Rams, who lost wide receiver Cooper Kupp for the season, will be without running back Malcolm Brown. The loss of Brown may mean additions carries for star Todd Gurley. Head coach Sean McVay may want to ease the burden on Gurley by using more of Justin Davis. 

For much of the season, the Rams have been without their top cornerbacks at full strength. But on Sunday, both Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters are expected on the field for defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. 

The Bears are looking to rebound from a painful loss to the New York Giants in Week 13. A field goal from New York in overtime snapped Chicago's four-game winning streak, 30-27. It was the first time that Chicago allowed 30 points or more since a Week 7 loss to the New England Patriots. 

Matt Nagy's defense faces a test against the Rams. Los Angeles has one of the league's best offenses and has scored 30 or more points for four consecutive weeks.

Chicago is in a tight race with the Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1) in the North, while the Rams have just a one-game lead on the New Orleans Saints (10-2) for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. 

Betting Line: Rams by 3 points

Over/Under: 51 points

Prediction: The Rams should look strong on both sides of the ball, while the Bears can expect to give a strong effort with Trubisky back. Expect a tight game but with L.A. doing just enough to earn the road win.

Rams over Bears, 34-31