Eddie Goldman led a dominant effort by the defense, and the Chicago Bears shut down Jared Goff and Los Angeles’ high-powered offense in a 15-6 victory over the NFC West champion Rams on Sunday night.

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Dec. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Dec. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The Rams (11-2) missed a chance to secure a first-round playoff bye and fell into a tie with New Orleans for home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) tackles Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods (17) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (23) tackles Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods (17) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Goff threw a career-high four interceptions and was sacked three times, with Goldman getting to him for a tiebreaking safety early in the third quarter.

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) looks for a receiver as Los Angeles Rams nose tackle Ndamukong Suh (93) pressures him during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) looks for a receiver as Los Angeles Rams nose tackle Ndamukong Suh (93) pressures him during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Bradley Sowell became the first Bears offensive lineman in 11 years with a touchdown reception when he caught a 2-yarder from Mitchell Trubisky in the third quarter.

Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson (39) intercepts a pass intended for Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Josh Reynolds (83) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Banks)
Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson (39) intercepts a pass intended for Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Josh Reynolds (83) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Banks)

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Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack (52) pressures Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) during an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Banks)
Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack (52) pressures Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) during an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. (AP Photo/David Banks)

Source: The Associated Press