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NFL Week 3 Preview: Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons

Previewing the match-up between the Chicago Bears visiting the Atlanta Falcons, focusing on key injuries and game notes.

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WEEK 3 PREVIEWS:
MIA @ JAX | SF @ NYG | WAS @ CLE | CIN @ PHI | LV @ NE | CHI @ ATL | LAR @ BUF | HOU @ PIT
TEN @ MIN | CAR @ LAC | NYJ @ IND | DAL @ SEA | DET @ ARZ | TB @ DEN | GB @ NO | KC @ BAL

Chicago Bears @ Atlanta Falcons
When: 9/27 @ 1pm
Watch: FOX
Point Spread: Falcons – 3
Over/Under: 47.5
Moneyline: Bears +150 | Falcons -175

Bears Key Injuries: Khalil Mack, OLB, Knee (Q)
Falcons Key Injuries: Kaleb McGary, T, Knee (D)

NOTES: Mitchell Trubisky passed for 190 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs in Week 2. He has 8 TDs vs. INT for 101.4 rating in 4 career starts vs. NFC South.

David Montgomery had 127 scrimmage yards (82 rush, career-high 45 rec.) & TD catch last week. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 5 of his past 6 on road. RB TARIK COHEN had 113 scrimmage yards (66 rush, 47 rec.), 8 receptions & TD catch in last meeting. Is 1 of 4 RBs (Christian McCaffery, Alvin Kamara & James White) with 200+ catches (206) since 2017.

Allen Robinson had TD catch in only career game vs. Atl. (12/20/15 w/ Jax.). Has 6 rec. TDs in his past 5 vs. NFC South & aims for his 6th in row vs. division with TD catch. Aims for his 5th in row on road with 70+ rec. yards. Darnell Mooney (rookie) had 1st career rec. TD in Week 2. Jimmy Graham has 9 rec. TDs in 13 career games vs. Atl. Has 5+ catches in 3 of his past 4 vs. Atl.

Khalil Mack had sack & FR in Week 2. Is 1 of 2 (Chandler Jones) with 60+ sacks (62.5) & 20+ FFs (20) since 2014. Robert Quinn had sack & FF last week. Aims for his 4th in row with sack. Had sack in only career game vs. Atl. (9/15/13 w/Rams). Has 25 FFs since 2012, 2nd-most in NFL. Akiem Hicks had sack in Week 2. Had 2 sacks in last meeting & has 4.5 sacks in his past 5 vs. Atl. Kyle Fuller had 2 PD last week. Jaylon Johnson (rookie) had 2 PD in Week 2. Ranks 2nd in NFL in PD (5). Deon Bush had 1st-career INT last week.

Matt Ryan passed for 273 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 126.3 rating last week. Passed for 321 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 300+ pass yards.

Todd Gurley had 61 rush yards last week. Had 133 scrimmage yards (97 rush, 36 rec.) & rush TD in his last game vs. Chi. (11/17/19 w/ LAR). Since 2015, leads NFL with 71 scrimmage TDs & ranks 2nd in scrimmage yards (7,612).

Julio Jones aims for his 3rd in row at home with 150+ rec. yards. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC North with TD catch. Since 2011, leads NFL with 12,306 rec. yards. Calvin Ridley led team with 7 catches for 109 yards & 2 TDs in Week 2 & is 1st player since HOFer Marvin Harrison (1999) with 100+ rec. yards & 2+ rec. TDs in each of team’s 1st 2 games. Russell Gage had 2nd-career TD catch last week. Hayden Hurst had 4th-career rec. TD last week, his 1st TD with Atl.

Foyesade Oluoakun had career-high 3 FFs last week, 5th player since 2010 with 3+ FFs in single game. Dante Fowler had 0.5 sacks & FF in Week 2. Deion Jones had 0.5 sacks last week. Has PD in 3 of his past 4 at home. Grady Jarrett had FR in Week 2. Has 3.5 sacks in his past 4 & aims for his 3rd in row at home with sack. Has 2 sacks & 5 TFL in his past 4 vs. NFC North. Damontae Kazee led team with 8 tackles in Week 2. Isaiah Oliver had 7th career game with 2 PD last week. Has 5 PD in his past 5.

Cozine is currently a journalism major at the University of Oregon and part of the SemiPro Media team as a Co-Assistant Editor and Staff Writer. He has a passion for football analytics, as well as studying film to understand what the numbers don't fully capture. Cozine is still holding onto the Jets' Super Bowl win from 1969 to maintain sanity.

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