While it may seem to be odd to be pointing out offensive failures in a win it is important to remember that this same Bears team won only three games a year ago and they gave the Falcons all they could handle. Chicago's efforts in this week's game didn't go unnoticed. The Falcons averaged just under 34 points per game past year, double what the Bears were able to score.
The Falcons' defense preserved the lead - barely - as the Bears' comeback bid fizzled inside the 10-yard line.
But one thing's certain: This is not what most people expected from Glennon and this Bears offense.
If you have room on your roster for a sleeper play, consider adding Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen. Head Coach John Fox from the beginning said that Glennon would begin the season as the starter and Trubisky would be the number two, but with impressive play from the rookie in four preseason games the decision proved not to be quite as easy as Fox had hoped. Cohen averaged 8.7 yards per touch on offense, and even showed some flash as a punt returner.
Bellamy was held in the back of the end zone which shortened his route and then Howard dropped a sure fire touchdown as he stood wide open on the left sideline. If he's said it once, he's said it a thousand times, "This is my year".
The Bears (3-13 in 2016) are coming off their worst season since 1973 and they moved on from inconsistent quarterback Jay Cutler. Hicks followed up his signing with a dominant game. This year, he could eclipse those figures by Week Six. He might have been the smallest player on the field, but he made the biggest impact.
White's injury is believed to be serious, per ESPN's Dan Graziano.
Kevin White has had several season-ending injuries which resulted in him playing in only five regular season National Football League games since being drafted before the 2015 season. "At the same time, that team (the Falcons) is pretty much all back and was a few plays away from winning the Super Bowl". Unless someone like Kendall Wright steps up, this aerial attack may struggle mightily. Julio Jones had just four receptions on five targets as the Bears did solid work in the secondary. Hooper then busted open in the middle field for an 88-yard touchdown despite a blitz that almost took down Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.