Another Chicago Bears comeback victory brings their record to a shocking 3-0.
At this point in the season, we’ll just have to accept that this Chicago Bears season will be as frustrating as 2020 has been in general. We should not only expect the unexpected but also expect the strangest things happening. The Bears again used an incredible fourth-quarter comeback to stay undefeated. They scored 20 points in the final period and beat the Atlanta Falcons, 30-26.
The Bears tried their mighty best to give this game away. They struggled against a Falcons defense that ranked at or near the bottom of every category. To add to the Falcons’ dilemma, they had four starters on that defense before the game even started.
Perhaps Atlanta’s coaching staff should reconsider their starters. They looked like one of the top defenses in the league the way they handled the Mitchell Trubisky-led offense. Aside from the Bears’ opening drive, they couldn’t do much for most of the game.
The Bears’ defense wasn’t much better. They did come up with big plays throughout the game, but they were wiped out due to costly penalties. The Falcons took advantage of those mistakes to score touchdowns and take a 26-10 lead into the fourth quarter.
This time, however, Trubisky didn’t lead the comeback. After he struggled in the first half, he threw an interception on the Bears’ first drive in the third quarter. Head coach Matt Nagy had enough. You could see he was fuming on the sideline in the first half, and after that turnover, he pulled Trubisky. In came Nick Foles and the comeback was on.
The Bears now own a 3-0 record. As ugly as these wins have been, the final results are beautiful. Going forward, however, they have a quarterback controversy. If Foles can show he can do something Trubisky failed to do so far this season — have a complete game — there won’t be much of a controversy.
Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly from the Chicago Bears’ 30-26 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.