On two separate occasions, the Bears had the ball inside the Atlanta 20-yard line, but were forced to settle for a pair of Robbie Gould field goals (23, 26). The second trip deep in Falcons' territory was especially frustrating, as Jay Cutler missed a wide open Kellen Davis on the far side of the field on third and 1 from the Falcons' 8-yard line.
However, that proved to be one of Cutler's few miscues in the opening half. The quarterback torched Atlanta's defense for 222 passing yards, one touchdown and a QB rating of 125.5, this despite the ground game being held to just 22 first-half rushing yards. Cutler was sacked three times.
On the injury front, Bears starting right guard Lance Louis suffered an ankle injury and is questionable to return. Chris Spencer, the team's No. 2 center on the official depth chart, took over for Louis at guard while Roberto Garza remained at center.