The Chicago Bears will try to keep the Atlanta Falcons unbeaten when they meet at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium for a Week 3 game.
3rd quarter: Foles drops an INT
The reversal review overturned Nick Falls’ 21-meter pass from Allen Robinson and instead gave Darkes Dennard a stoppage time in the final zone.
Foles’s pass, which Dinard broke from Robinson’s hands as he fell to the ground, was blocked from the field. But a review overturned the decision, and the Falcons took the ball with 6:29 to play in the third quarter.
After replacing quarterback Mitch Trubisky, Foles led the Bears to the Falcons’ 21-yard line. The route included an 11-yard passage to Jimmy Graham and a 20-yard passage to Tarik Cohen.
But Foles’s move ended the same way Trubisky did earlier in the third – with a choice.
3rd quarter: The Falcons have a 26-10 lead
Trumpiski threw his third stop for the season once earlier, and the Falcons took advantage of a goal with a 36-yard touchdown for a 26-10 lead.
Falcons Blidi Wreh-Wilson’s corner kick came in front of Trubisky’s cross to Jimmy Graham for an easy follow-up to the Bears’ first-half move. Trubisky faced him to stop his return, but kicker Younghoe Koo took advantage with a goal.
3rd quarter: 10-yard TD runs for Gurley
Falcons running back Todd Gurley scored in a 10-yard touchdown to give the Falcons a 23-10 lead in the first move of the second half.
Gurley’s touchdown followed a 16-yard touchdown pass and a 24-yard Matt Ryan passed to Calvin Ridley.
The bears were injured once again in the car when Akiem Hicks was called to pull the passerby into third place. This pushed the ball into the center and the Falcons responded with three big games.
Half time: Falcons 16, Bears 10
The Bears missed a great opportunity scoring in the first half and fell to the end of the Falcons 16-10 at halftime.
After the Bears scored a touchdown with 1:50 to play at halftime, the defense forced the Falcons to advance with a three-and-out in their next move.
The bears took the ball in their own 35-yard line. But quarterback Mitch Trumpiski lost a deep shot to Darnell Money in the first half and Anthony Miller in the third, and the Bears kicked.
Mooney is cautioned by corner kick Isaiah Oliver as Trubisky passes the ball on the spur of the moment. Miller was open-minded about what a touchdown could be, but Trumpiski overthrew him.
2nd trimester: Trubisky joins Graham for a TD
Mitch Trubisky’s 2-yard pass to Jimmy Graham cut the Falcons’ lead to 16-10 with 1:50 to play in the first half.
Trubisky took over Allen Robinson for 17 and 16 yards.
He then left for a 45-yard run in the middle of the field for the Falcons 5-yard line. After David Montgomery’s 3 yards ran, Jimmy Graham took a small step to the right and fell into the finish line.
2nd quarter: The Falcons have a 16-3 lead
Brian Hill’s 35-yard dance gave the Falcons a 16-3 lead against the Bears with 4:37 to play in the first half.
The Bears had a takeaway that was cleared with a penalty earlier in the course.
Bears outside of lineback Khalil Mack forced Ryan to leave in third and third and Bilal Nichols recovered. But Mario Edwards Jr. was called to pull the passerby into the game. The penalty put the Falcons in the 40-yard line of bears.
After two incomplete passes from Ryan and an offside Mack penalty, Hill weaved around several Bears defenders and threw from the corner Kyle Fuller to reach the final zone.
2nd quarter: Falcons add goals to the court
Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo scored a goal on the 29-yard field for a 9-3 lead against the Bears with 8:31 playing in the first half.
The bears came with a big stop after the Falcons reached the line of 8 yards.
After Todd Gurley’s 4-yard touchdown, quarterback Matt Ryan’s pass to Calvin Ridley was disbanded by Kyle Fuller. Khalil Mack and Akiem Hicks then fired Ryan for losing 7 yards in the bottom three.
1st quarter: Santos connects
Bears substitute Cairo Santos reached the 35-meter pitch to reduce the Falcons’ lead to 6-3 with 2:43 in the first quarter.
The bears easily moved the ball against the Falcons defense for the second consecutive move. That included a 19-meter Mitch Trubisky pass for Allen Robinson.
But after reaching the 18-yard line of the Falcons, David Montgomery walked away for the loss of 5 yards. After Montgomery’s 6-yard run, Trumpiski’s third down pass to Anthony Miller was hit by Blitty Brech-Wilson.
The Santos host came after losing an effort of 46 yards in the first fight of the bears.
1st quarter: The hawks enter the board
Falcons goalkeeper Matt Ryan hit Hayden Hurst with a 1-yard touchdown, but kicker Younghoe Koo lost the extra point for the 6-0 lead against the Bears.
Ryan sparked the move with a 63-yard pass to Calvin Ridley in the Falcons’ first move. Ridley safely threw Eddie Jackson to grab the pass before Jackson dropped him to the 1-yard line.
Hurst then caught the touchdown against inside linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe.
1st quarter: Santos loses an FG
Bears kicker Cairo Santos missed an attempt on the 46-yard pitch, left in the Bears’ initial move against the Falcons.
The bears entered the field easily to open the game, with the help of Mitch Trubisky’s 11-yard pass to Jimmy Graham and Tarik Cohen in the 17-yard.
But the move stopped at the 28-yard line on Trubisky’s incomplete pass to Allen Robinson in third and fifth.
Falcons receiver Julio Jones will not play in Sunday’s game against the Bears due to injury.
Jones was reportedly questionable for the game on Friday, after exacerbating a previous injury in a Week 2 defeat by the Cowboys. Jones has 11 catches for 181 yards in two games this season.
Also inactive for the Falcons are Cornendack Kendall Sheffield, Ricardo Allen, linebacker Foye Oluokun, Kaleb McGary and defensive coaches Deadrin Senat and Takk McKinley.
The bears did not have big surprises in their inactive list. Cornerback Duke Shelley, attacking lineman Arlington Hambright, defensive lineman Daniel McCullers, wide receiver Riley Ridley and outside linebacker Trevis Gipson will not play today.
The Bears signed McCullers this week to make up for the absence of John Jenkins, who is in reserve with a thumb injury. But the bears will rely on the returning group to make up for this absence.
The Bears-Falcons game will be played as scheduled on Sunday after a positive Falcons player for COVID-19 on Friday.
Terrell tested positive on Friday and practiced that day before getting the result back.
The NFL mandates contact detection to identify anyone who has been in close contact with Terrell and these individuals are being monitored and monitored for symptoms. The day tests of all the teams are organized on Saturday.
The Bears have not had a player on the COVID-19 / reserve list since the beginning of August. The NFL reported earlier this week that for the test period September 13-19, no players tested positive out of 14,074 tests administered to 2,438 leaguewide players. Five staff members showed positive results from 22,590 exams to 5,407 people.