The Chicago Bears earned a much-needed win as they beat the Atlanta Falcons, 27-13. They improved to 3-3 and are a game back of the NFC North lead.
The Chicago Bears snapped a two-game losing streak and beat the Atlanta Falcons, 27-13, on the road. The Falcons lost their third consecutive game and fell to 2-4 as the Bears improved to 3-3.
The Falcons tied the game at 13 in the third quarter, but the Bears pulled away with 14 unanswered points and sealed the win in the fourth quarter.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler enjoyed a great day as he threw for 381 yards with one touchdown pass on 26-of-38 passing. Running back Matt Forte also got the ball rolling for the Bears offense as he rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries.
Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery led the Bears with 136 receiving yards on five receptions, and Brandon Marshall added six catches for 113 yards.
The defense also performed well, as defensive end Willie Young led the team with two sacks and the entire team came up with four.
For the Falcons, quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 271 yards and one touchdown with an interception on 19-of-37 passing. The running game was practically non-existent as the entire team was only able to rush for 42 yards.