CHICAGO – The mood was generally positive in the Bears locker room Sunday following a 23-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the season opener.
While quarterback Mike Glennon wasn't satisfied with a moral victory in his Chicago debut, he said he saw plenty of things to give him optimism heading into a Week 2 matchup with Tampa Bay.
"It was definitely tough to come up a few yards short, but I think we can take a lot of positives out of that game," said Glennon, who was sacked on fourth-and-goal to end the Bears' hopes. "Our defense going into their offense, as one of the best in the league, we played well.
"We ran the ball well and threw the ball well in the fourth quarter, but it's definitely a tough one to swallow to not finish that drive at the end."
Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks echoed Glennon's sentiment.
“I loved the way we played," Hicks said. "There are things I want back and things we want back as a team, but we’re not going to get that back. We’re not going to get another opportunity to line up against them. There are no more snaps. It’s a done deal and we’ve got to look forward to Tampa.”