2011 Week 1: Falcons @ Bears

Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by G_T_G, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. G_T_G


    Jul 21, 2010
    MLB Curtlis Lofton picked of Jay Cutler twice and also forced a fumble.​

    CHICAGO, IL -​

    The Falcons came into Chicago looking to start 2011 off with a hard fought win on the road. What they came out of Chicago with was much more than just a shutout victory; It was confidence.​

    Atlanta took an early lead 7-0 after Matt Ryan hooked up with Harry Douglas for a 38 yard TD strike. The Falcons opened up the pass play by using a balanced attack. RB Michael Turner really forced the Bears to stack the box as he was effective picking up yards on the ground.​

    In the 2nd, the Falcons took a 14-0 lead heading into the locker room after an impressive 18 yard TD run by Turner put them ahead by 2 scores. Turner's performance would eventually be cut short in the 3rd quarter after he ended up tearing a pectoral muscle. Unfortunately for Falcons fans, it seems as if he may be on the sidelines for a few weeks. He finished the day with 20 attempts for 114 yards and a highlight worthy TD.​

    HALFTIME 14-0​

    Chicago, never to die easy, came out in the 2nd half with a long drive putting them in the Falcons red zone after some effective rushes by Matt Forte. However, the drive was killed off by Jay Cutler's 2nd interception on the day, thrown to Curtlis Lofton at the goaline.​

    The teams would battle throughout the rest of the quarter to no avail as neither could put up any 3rd quarter points.​

    In the 4th quarter, the Falcons took a huge momentum swing to their favor after rookie P Matt Bosh punted a ball out of the back of his own endzone. His punt, misplayed by returnman Devin Hester after running into a referee, bounced all the back to the Bears 19 yard line. The Bears would never get back in the game as their fighting spirit seemed to die off after such a field position mishap by their special teams.​

    The Falcons would tack on a late 43 yard FG to complete the game with a 17-0 shutout over the Chicago Bears.​

    GG MG.​



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