They signed former Tennessee Titans receiver Tre McBride III off waivers at the end of preseason, but he was not active for Sunday's game. "I think history speaks for the rest of that day". "Just because I'm not on the field doesn't mean a play can't be made".
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After Falcons kicker Matt Bryant added a 28-yard field goal in third quarter, Ryan began the Falcons (1-0) fourth quarter surge and connected with second-year tight end Austin Hooper for an 88-yard touchdown pass, giving the Falcons a 20-10 lead. He also led the Bears in rushing with 66 yards and returned three punts for 45 yards.
Joniak said that the defense is more of a veteran defense than a young defense, although the Bears are attempting to develop players such as Kyle Fuller and Eddie Goldmen. The Patriots game was not like the Super Bowl against Denver in 1999 where we were so happy to be there that even Eugene Robinson's arrest could not kill the buzz of actually being able to combine the words "Atlanta Falcons" and "Super Bowl" in a way that wasn't a punchline. We had a lot of big hits, stops behind the LOS, and some crucial sacks. We're a very talented group. I think the enthusiasm would be a little bit different, I would think. We warned you about Cohen last week, and sure enough, the MEAC's all-time leading rusher was all over the place in Week 1, touching the ball 13 times (five carries, eight receptions) for 113 total yards and a touchdown. I would not be shocked to see them up by three scores by the time the second quarter starts. Much like buying raffle tickets, we do this for a good cause. Other than that I made a lot of plays I'm not proud of. This is a good thing too because without it there's a chance they don't win this game. Running the ball down the throats of the reigning NFC champions would be a ideal start to his sophomore season in the league. "Nothing to hang your head about". The game plan called for a conservative approach on offense and Mike Glennon delivered. With a secondary that allowed the fifth most passing touchdowns last season, the Bears must find a way to cover the dynamic wide receivers of the Atlanta Falcons and shut down Matt Ryan. "So there are definitely positives to take away from it. The style that they play is kind of a bend don't break, and we knew going into it that I would have to be patient and take what they gave us".
"We're a confident group". "But when you look at the positives and negatives, there is a positive in that we were close to beating a team of that caliber".