Chicago 30, Atlanta 12

Sunday, September 11, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 11, 2011
WHERE: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
TEMPERATURE: 76°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Ed Hochuli
ATTENDANCE: 62115

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Atlanta 3 0 3 6 12
Chicago 10 6 14 0 30

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 0-1 0-0 0-1 L1
Chicago 1-0 1-0 0-0 W1

Recap

Matt Forte racked up 158 total yards and Brian Urlacher scored a defensive touchdown and set up another as the Chicago Bears cruised to a 30-12 victory over the visiting Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Jay Cutler passed for 312 yards and a pair of touchdowns to improve to 23-0 in his career when his quarterback rating is over 100.

Urlacher set up the lone touchdown of the first half when he picked off Matt Ryan’s pass at Chicago’s 29-yard line. Cutler hit Johnny Knox with a 25-yard pass and then set up a screen to Forte, who went 56 yards for a score.

Urlacher struck again in the third quarter when he broke through the line and sacked Ryan, knocking the ball loose. The perennial Pro Bowler scooped up the loose ball and rumbled 12 yards for another touchdown to make it 30-6.

Ryan ended up with 319 yards on 31 of 47 passing but could not find the end zone. Atlanta rookie receiver Julio Jones made five catches for 71 yards in his first game and Roddy White caught eight balls for 61 yards.

The Falcons, who had the NFC's best record at 13-3 in 2010, finally scored a touchdown with 10:23 left in the game when defensive end Kroy Biermann intercepted Cutler and returned it 50 yards. A two-point conversion failed.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Atlanta   Chicago
Michael Turner Player Matt Forte
10 Attempts 16
100 Yards 68
10.0 Avg Yards 4.2
0 Touchdowns 0
53 Long 27
Receiving
Atlanta   Chicago
Tony Gonzalez Player Matt Forte
5 Receptions 5
72 Yards 90
14.4 Avg Yards 18.0
0 Touchdowns 1
30 Long 56

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Atlanta 386 110 276 1 2 1 4.0 0
Chicago 377 88 289 3 3 1 4.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against New Orleans. The Bears have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Falcons have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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