Wary of Rams, Bears called league office to watch for dirty hits

BY foxsports • November 15, 2015

The Chicago Bears this week called the league office to put officials on notice about possible low or dirty hits on quarterback Jay Cutler by the Rams defense, according to FOX Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was knocked out of the game against St. Louis on Sunday by a hit to the head from Rams defensive back Lamarcus Joyner, who was fined this week. Bridgewater started against Oakland on Sunday.

But according to Glazer, there were more hits that had the Vikings incensed.

"There were other hits in that game that absolutely infuriated (head coach) Mike Zimmer," according to Glazer. "Most notably on plays where Rams players targeted Teddy Bridgewater... low in the knees."

In his postgame press conference, Zimmer noted that Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was with the Saints during the Bountygate scandal.

The Bears put the league on notice, so expect the game to be tightly officiated.

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