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Chicago Bears beat Atlanta – we say Wow!

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As Bears fans around the world revel in the comeback victory, we take our main points from the thrilling week 3 game is in, we take a look at the game and talk about some the main talking point from the game.

So, without further ado. Some reaction.

Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow.

In a reaction that was reminiscent of the famous “blah blah blah” induction speech from Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson (If you’ve not watched it, see it below, it’s top quality), all I really have to say is this:

“Wow wow wow Nick Foles wow wow wow wow Falcons wow wow Bottled it wow wow Trubisky time up wow wow wow Da Bears, Bear Down. Wow.”

Further more: “Wow. Bear down.”

Yep. That’ll cover it. For now.

The Turning Point?

First of all, let’s take a look at what caused the volte-face in this team, and sparked the comeback.

First thing first, we can accurately the beginning of the end for Mitch Trubisky. It was this bone-headed play that very nearly led to a pick 6:

What was Mitch thinking? It was obvious that the defender was there, and it was even more obvious that they’d get to the ball first. The only thing that was in his favour was that he at least saved a pick 6, but that’s really about it.

This was the moment that I believe that Matt Nagy said “enough. that guy will never learn!”

I called it, but it doesn’t take a genius to see that the writing has been on the wall for some time.

Game Analysis

I was very disappointed in how the defence gave up a few very long runs to the Falcons. I really felt like they could have done more to fix that side of the game.

There were other positives though – the O-Line looked much better, although not perfect, and the D (even though I criticise it there), stood up later in the game.

Let’s go back to the offensive part of the game.

For the second time, the bears stood up to be counted, and they were not found wanting.

There were some contentious decisions, and I thought that Allen Robinson II was outstanding during the game, as can be seen:

The truth is, though, Atlanta basically dropped their bottle yet again. They were unable to hold on to a lead, and I was surprised to see Dan Quinn still in a job by the end of this week.

Can Foles be the man to carry us to glory? We hope so!

Every single bears fan around the country is asking the same question, and that is “Can Foles be the man to carry us to glory?”. We hope so!

His pedigree is second to none, and it appears that he has a rapport with the receiving corps – the biggest issue for us now is whether we can stay healthy enough, with the news that Cohen has an ACL injury. That’s bad news for the bears, and we can’t afford any more.

Who would I rate as the biggest players for this week?

  • Akiem Hicks – as usual, just a man mountain
  • Khalil Mack – edge rusher supreme, who can defend against him?
  • Allen Robinson II – Was very unfortunate to have a TD ruled against him.
  • Anthony Miller – Another great game in what is increasingly looking like a break out season
  • Jimmy Graham – I’ve been critical of him in the past but he had a great game!
  • and of course Nick Foles – Cometh the hour, cometh the man. With a mean arm, and a Super Bowl ring, no less!

I genuinely believe that this is the end of Mitch Trubisky’s time as a starting QB in the NFL. He’s had plenty of opportunities to move his game to the next level, and has failed to grasp each one. That’s a pity, and really more for him – he’s unlikely to be paid starters’ money next year, if he even picks up a role at all!

Who’s next for Da Bears?

The next meeting is against the Colts – who are a very different proposition altogether, but there is confidence in Chi-town that a result can be had!

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