THREE MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
• Falcons defensive end Brooks Reed came around the corner and sacked quarterback Mike Glennon to send the Bears to their fourth-straight opening week loss. On 4th-and-goal from the 5-yard line, Reed blasted off the edge past right tackle Bobby Massie. Glennon was too slow to respond to the pressure and was taken down from behind with three seconds remaining.
• Early in the fourth quarter, the Bears defense came out of the huddle late and promptly had a coverage breakdown with Falcons tight end Austin Hooper finding himself all alone to haul in an 88-yard touchdown. Safety Quintin Demps had a chance to stop Hooper from extending Atlanta's lead to 20-10, but was instead stiff armed and thrown to the ground by Hooper.
• The Bears appeared likely to get off the field on third down when Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was unable connect with Justin Hardy on 3rd-and-8. Akiem Hicks was flagged, however, for roughing the passer. The penalty extended Atlanta's drive, which resulted in the Falcons taking a 13-10 lead on Matt Bryant's 28-yard field goal with 2:15 left in the third quarter.