Chicago Bears: MVP, studs, and duds for Week 3
By Cody Young
These Chicago Bears players came to play on Sunday vs the Falcons
Studs: The pass rush
For the second week in a row, these vaunted Bears pass rushers wreaked havoc on the opposing offensive line. Having Akiem Hicks, Khalil Mack, and Robert Quinn is tough for the best offensive lines, and this Falcon line had their work cut out for them.
The Bears pass rushers were able to sack Matt Ryan twice, while seemingly getting in the backfield at will. Akiem Hicks registered 1.5 sacks while Khalil got in on the half-sack.
Stud: Nick Foles
You can make an argument for Foles to be the MVP of this game but I decided to just put him here as a stud. There was no way I was going to make this article and leave Nick Foles off the list. When Foles came into the game in the third quarter it took a couple of drive but the offense looked like a real NFL offense.
As stated above I was in the camp of having Foles start the season. However, I completely understand going with Mitch, at the end of the day he is Pace’s guy and the first-round pick. I think Foles came in and showed exactly why he should have been the starter all along.
To me, it is clear as day that Nick is a much better QB who shows poise in the pocket, make the throws at a pro-level consistently, and can actually read a defense. I also feel that the veteran QB is a much better fit for Matt Nagy’s system which may be the most important thing.
Foles after not playing since last season came in and looked really solid, going 16/29, 188 yards, 3 touchdowns, and a pick. Also throwing a beautiful ball to Anthony Miller for the go-ahead score.