The Los Angeles Rams (5-2) defeated the Chicago Bears (5-2) on “Monday Night Football” 24-10, shaking up the standings at the end of Week 7.

The loss dropped Chicago to second place in the NFC North and raised further questions about the team’s ability to stay in the playoff picture.

Whether Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles has been at quarterback, Chicago has had one of the worst offenses in football. The Bears are one of six teams that averages fewer than 20 points per game. In four games with Foles as the starter, Chicago is scoring 16 points per contest.

Foles was sacked four times and threw a pair of interceptions Monday, posting a meager 66.8 passer rating. The former Super Bowl MVP might not be on the same page as head coach Matt Nagy, indicating to the ESPN broadcast prior to the game that he isn’t always confident in Chicago’s playcalling.

“We were talking to Nick Foles yesterday,” ESPN announcer Brian Griese said. “He said, ‘You know, sometimes play calls come in and I know that I don’t have time to execute that play call. You know, I’m the one out here getting hit. Sometimes the guy calling the plays, Matt Nagy, he doesn’t know how much time there is back here.’”

The Bears entered Monday’s contest as the No.1 seed in the NFC. They moved to the No.5 seed in the latest playoff picture. The Green Bay Packers (5-1) now own sole possession of first place in the NFC North, as well as the top seed in the conference.

Both Chicago and Los Angeles are in wild-card position heading into Week 8 of the 2020 NFL season. The Rams find themselves in third place in the league’s best division.

The Seattle Seahawks (5-1) are a half-game ahead of LA in the NFC West. The Arizona Cardinals (5-2) sit in second place, currently owning the tiebreaker over the Rams because of a better division record.

Los Angeles is 0-1 in the division, having been defeated by the San Francisco 49ers (4-3) in Week 6.

Three of the six NFC teams that have five wins reside in the NFC West. The Bears are the only five-win team that has been outscored by its opponents this season. The Rams have a plus-52 point differential.

Chicago faces a difficult upcoming schedule with games against the New Orleans Saints (4-2) and Tennessee Titans (5-1) over the next two weeks.

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Nick Foles #9 of the Chicago Bears is tackled by Aaron Donald #99 and Greg Gaines #91 of the Los Angeles Rams during the second quarter at SoFi Stadium on October 26, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images