The Chicago Bears topped the Atlanta Falcons in a tantalizing 30-26 win, Sunday, Sep. 27, 2020 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. They deployed a rushing game that produced 130 yards, zero rushing touchdowns, to support a Mitchell Trubisky performance of 128 yards and one touchdown.
Trubisky finished the game completing 13 of 22 passes, to lead the way for the Bears. He ended up with an overall QB rating of 71.80, coming from a performance that included 128 yards, one touchdown, and one interception for the game.
Tarik Cohen and David Montgomery led the rushing game for the Bears. Cohen rushed for 21 yards from carrying the football two times. Cohen was helped by Montgomery who carried the football 14 times for a total of 45 yards. In the passing game, Trubisky was most successful throwing the ball to Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller. Robinson caught 10 passes for a total of 123 yards, while Miller contributed with 41 yards from two passes.
With no forced fumbles, four tackles for loss and two sacks , the Bears got just the defensive help it needed to get the win.
On the losing side of the game, Matt Ryan of the Falcons ended the day with one touchdown, along with 238 yards, one interception, and a 67.60 passer rating.
The Falcons’ rushing game was led by Todd Gurley and Brian Hill. For the game, Gurley carried the ball 14 times, rushed for 80 yards, and one touchdown. Hill supplemented and carried the ball a total of nine times for a total of 58 yards. Meanwhile Olamide Zaccheaus and Calvin Ridley were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Falcons. Zaccheaus caught four passes from Ryan for a total of 41 yards, while Ridley contributed with 110 yards from five passes.
For the game, the Falcons defensive effort yielded two forced fumbles, no tackles for loss and two sacks. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.
After this game, the Bears improved to a record of 1-0, while the Falcons dropped to a 0-1 record. After the win, the Bears now have a 1-0 record, compared to the Falcons who now have 0-1 record.