The first half didn’t go well for the Falcons and the second half is looking even worse.
Matt Ryan was stripped on a sack by Julius Peppers and Brian Urlacher scooped the ball up for a 12-yard touchdown return to put the Bears up 30-6 in the third quarter at Soldier Field. The touchdown came on the heels of a Bears touchdown drive that ended when Jay Cutler found Matt Spaeth on a play-action pass from the one. It looked like Devin Hester might have gotten into the end zone on the previous play, but the refs ruled he was out on the one and a Lovie Smith challenge failed to change that decision.
Things were briefly looking up for the Falcons on their first drive of the second half when they took the ball from their own six into the red zone. The drive stalled when the Bears defense made a couple of plays and the Falcons had to settle for a Matt Bryant field goal. That killed their momentum and now all of it is on Chicago’s side as everything is breaking the Bears’ way this afternoon.