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Week Two Chicago Bears Keys to Victory

Week Two Chicago Bears Keys to Victoryā€¯

Not only did that seal the game for Atlanta, but it saved plenty of Falcons fans from calling into work on Monday morning. Yes, he helped put the Bears in position to win the game, but it was also his play that led to the loss.

Last year, a fifth-round rookie in Jordan Howard was the star of the backfield in Chicago, this year it looks like it will be a fourth-round rookie called Tarik Cohen. They might lose to the Bears. Having not followed their draft and preseason very closely, I wasn't aware of Cohen, but everything changed after watching Sunday's game. He also led the Bears in rushing with 66 yards and returned three punts for 45 yards.

Akiem Hicks: I love this guy.

I've written before that the 2017 Bears could be much improved over previous year and yet have a win-loss record that doesn't reflect that much.

He recorded two receptions for six yards Sunday against the Falcons. Worth noting, those two sacks on Matt Ryan were the only ones in the game.

After an afternoon of struggling to finish the game, the Falcons secondary did a fantastic job of smothering every Chicago receiver that sat down at the goal-line, which forced Mike Glennon to try and escape the collapsing pocket. This is no knock on Hooper, who could become a fine player, but if he's the leading receiver in this offense, this offense needs a rethink.

We're going to see this thing through. While Glennon didn't make any truly terrible mistakes, he didn't play that well.

"I know we have a lot of playmakers all around this team", Cohen said.

Bears: LG Kyle Long - coming back from right ankle surgery - was inactive.

I am not sure how to feel about this.

"When you've been through that and he's done it, and it's happened again, it's happened again, done it, and it sucks", Bears tight end Zach Miller said. He followed in 2015 with 44 catches for 749 yards and five touchdowns.

Unfortunately for White and the Chicago Bears, this is the third year in a row in White's three year career that he will miss extended time due to injury.

Inside linebacker Danny Trevathan has overcome a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee and will play the season opener against the Falcons.

- Kendall Wright didn't catch his first pass Sunday until the fourth quarter. Last season was pretty disappointing for him, so hopefully he can bounce back as the player he was in Denver.

ABOUT THE FALCONS (2016: 11-5, 1st in NFC South): Atlanta boasted the league's top scoring offense last season, averaging 33.8 points, and there's no reason to believe that will drop off. Although the pass defense was great during parts of the game, in the 4th quarter it began to slow down. "It continued basically every time he touched the ball, as the 5'6" running back, who looked like Darren Sproles reborn, barrelled over Desmond Trufant for a touchdown and anxious any defender who came close to him.



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