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The Bears Win Again Den, September 28, 2020

The Bears were able to claw victory from the jaws of defeat, just in the Nick (Foles) of time.

Chicago Bears v Atlanta Falcons
Anthony Miller #17 celebrates his touchdown with Nick Foles #9 of the Chicago Bears in the fourth quarter of an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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HISTORY IN THE MAKING - GOOD FOR US, BAD FOR ATLANTA

BEARRRSSSS

Bears 30, Falcons 26: Nick Foles saves the day, Bears improve to 3-0 - RSN - Where to start? The furious comeback? Benching Mitch Trubisky? Tarik Cohen’s knee injury? NICK FOLES?! Sunday’s comeback win against Atlanta was one of the more wild games in the Matt Nagy era.

Bears Storm Back Behind Nick Foles to Burn Falcons - SI.com - Chicago Bears come back from a 26-10 deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Atlanta 30-26 as Nick Foles throws three fourth-quarter TD passes.

Game Recap: QB Nick Foles rallies Chicago Bears to dramatic 30-26 win over Atlanta Falcons - ChicagoBears.com - Nick Foles replaced an ineffective Mitchell Trubisky and threw three touchdown passes in a 4:27 span of the fourth quarter Sunday in Atlanta, leading the Bears to a stunning 30-26 victory over the Falcons.

Haugh: With Foles under center, Bears can think big again - 670 The Score - With about 10 minutes left in the third quarter Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, the 2020 season unofficially started for the Bears, who are a much more dangerous team with Nick Foles under center.

Foles leads Bears’ rally for win after Trubisky gets benched - 670 The Score - Three games into their season, the Bears made a move at quarterback, benching starter Mitchell Trubisky and replacing him with Nick Foles, who then led Chicago to a wild 30-26 comeback win at Atlanta.

Bernstein: Bears just a bizarre work of art - 670 The Score - Surrealism isn’t for everybody, but if you’re consuming the 2020 Bears, you had better get familiar with it, because it’s the only way to describe what each week appears to be a collection of images that make no earthly sense.

Behind Mitch Trubisky’s benching and Nick Foles’ rally - Chicago Sun-Times - Nick Foles got red-hot, leading the Bears to another improbable comeback — this one a 30-26 win against the hapless Falcons.

Akiem Hicks, Khalil Mack lead defensive turnaround - Chicago Sun-Times - Maybe it was a coincidence that once Nick Foles entered, the Bears’ defense turned from a culpable disappointment into an intimidating force that gave Foles the wand to work his magic.

The end? Mitch Trubisky is benched, Nick Foles leads Bears to victory - Chicago Sun-Times - Foles’ three-touchdown fourth quarter shocks the eminently shock-able Falcons in a 30-26 Bears victory and ensures that he’s the Bears’ starting quarterback going forward.

Buckle up for a wild ride as Nick Foles replaces Mitch Trubisky as Bears QB - Chicago Sun-Times - Foles’ heroics in Atlanta will put him firmly in the starting quarterback job, but get ready for a chaotic journey.

NFL explains why it overturned Allen Robinson’s TD catch - Chicago Sun-Times - The play was called a touchdown on the field, but it was reviewed and overturned.

Week 3: Chicago Bears 30, Atlanta Falcons 26 - Chicago Tribune - Quarterback Nick Foles replaced Mitch Trubisky and then engineered a comeback from a 16-point deficit to lift the Chicago Bears to a 30-26 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon.

Tarik Cohen: Chicago Bears RB likely out for season - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears fear running back Tarik Cohen tore the ACL in his right knee and will be lost for the season.

Why Matt Nagy had enough of Mitch Trubisky and gave the keys to Nick Foles – The Athletic - When and how did Matt Nagy and his coaching staff decide to bench Mitch Trubisky?

Chicago Bears - Atlanta Falcons Postgame Show: Nick Foles Steps In, Takes Charge And Leads Chicago to Another Miraculous Comeback - Chicago Audible Podcast - In this episode the guys break down the Chicago Bears' second comeback in three weeks as the Bears beat the Falcons 30-26 in a wild game.

3 takeaways from Bears vs. Falcons: The Nick Foles era begins - RSN - How much longer will Dan Quinn have a job?

Bears coaches to huddle on quarterback decision tonight - ProFootballTalk - “Sometime, you have to go with your gut,” Nagy said, explaining that the decision came in the moment, based on the fact that the offense under Trubisky was struggling on third down and in the red zone. “It’s a feel you get as things go on.”

Bears believe Tarik Cohen tore his ACL - ProFootballTalk - “It looks like he did end up tearing his ACL,” Nagy said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “That’ll be a big blow to us.”

POLISH SAUSAGE

Adam Gase: Job security something I can’t worry about - ProFootballTalk - That’s probably a good thing for you right about now, Adam.

Adam Gase: Job security something I can’t worry about - ProFootballTalk - That’s probably a good thing for you right about now, Adam.

Hall of Fame QB Joe Montana, wife block attempted kidnapping of grandchild - NFL.com - Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and his wife confronted a home intruder who attempted to kidnap their 9-month-old grandchild over the weekend, law enforcement officials confirmed on Sunday.

NFL Week 3: What we learned from Sunday’s games - T.J. Watt grabbed family bragging rights as the Steelers downed the Texans, Josh Allen and the Bills staved off the Rams and Nick Chubb continued to impress. All that and a whole lot more was learned in Week 3’s Sunday games.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Nuke the 2020 Falcons from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure - The Falcoholic - It’s time to start over.

Lions-Cardinals final score: Detroit ends 11-game skid with win over Arizona - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions finally have a win.

Cook, Jefferson make NFL history despite Vikings loss - Daily Norseman - It ain’t much, but it’s something

Tennessee Titans 31, Minnesota Vikings 30: Vikings snatch defeat from the jaws of victory - Daily Norseman - They should have won this one

Falcons start 0-3 for the first time since the 2007 disaster - The Falcoholic - You know, THAT season.

Falcons vs Bears: Share your thoughts on the game for our upcoming podcast! - The Falcoholic - It’s your opportunity to let your voice or opinions be heard.

The Falcons made unfortunate history in a loss Sunday, and it needs to be the last time they do so - The Falcoholic - You can’t keep blowing massive leads and expect to keep talking your way out of it.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl: 2020 NFL Week 3 - Wounded Atlanta Falcons Rise Like a Phoenix to Burn Nitchell Troles’ Chicago Bears in First Loss of Season - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears had no excuse to play this poorly and didn’t deserve to win. But I’ll settle for the "you are what your record says you are" interpretation on this one.

Infante: Report - Bears RB Tarik Cohen feared to have torn ACL - Windy City Gridiron - The four-year running back had just signed a contract extension with the Bears last Sunday.

Infante's Film study: Breaking down Bears WR Darnell Mooney’s hot start to 2020 - Windy City Gridiron - In an Xs an Os breakdown, we take a look at what Darnell Mooney is doing right early in his Bears career.

Salo: Windy City Gridiron Saturday Spotlight: - Windy City Gridiron - Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we’ll spotlight a Bears player in a weekly column. This week, we’ll take an in-depth look at Offensive Tackle Charles Leno Jr.

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