The Falcons first primetime game of the season turned out in their favor. But it wasn't pretty. Neither came away from this game satisfied with the way they played. Both teams defenses stepped up and just played a physical game. After the Falcons went three and out to start the game, the Bears marched down into the Falcons red zone looking as if they planned to take the crowd out early. That's when the Falcons defense tightened up. It's the story of the year for the Falcons defense. Bend, but do not break. Coming into the game, the Falcons ranked third in the NFL in scoring defense despite allowed a ton of yards to teams. After Cutler drove the Bears into the red zone he saw something in the Falcons defense he didn't like. That forced him to take the Bears first time out. Two plays later h ...
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