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Falcons vs. Bears: Who was the offensive player of the game?

An 0-3 start makes this list hard to digest.

NFL: Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Falcons scored 26 points and still lost and managed to go 0-3 for the first time since 2007. The offensive and defensive collapse in the fourth quarter was devastating and somehow liberating. So now we look at the offensive performances knowing they are meaningless, but still embracing the darkness as it lures us into the abyss. Please vote!

Calvin Ridley

With 5 catches for 110 yards, it’s hard to argue that Ridley has risen to the occasion. Without Julio Jones and Russell Gage to share the load, Ridley still managed to make an impact even if he didn’t score in the game. The franchise should be incredibly excited that they have found an heir apparent to the legendary Julio Jones.

Todd Gurley

With 14 carries for 80 yards and a touchdown, the highly touted free agent had his best outing with Atlanta since he was signed. While it wasn’t a dominant performance, Gurley did all that you could ask for from a starting RB. Let’s hope he can keep it up.

Brian Hill

As good as Todd Gurley was, Brian Hill was arguably better. His meager 9 carries amassed 58 yards and a touchdown, though his 3rd down drop on a perfect pass certainly looms large with Falcons fans.

Matt Ryan

A pedestrian 19/38 passing for 238 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 INT won’t impress anyone. Yet, his toughness in the face of endless pressure can’t be overstated. Simply put: he deserves better than this mess.

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Poll

Falcons vs Bears: OPOG

This poll is closed

  • 66%
    Calvin Ridley
    (124 votes)
  • 5%
    Todd Gurley
    (10 votes)
  • 13%
    Brian Hill
    (26 votes)
  • 10%
    Matt Ryan
    (19 votes)
  • 3%
    Other
    (7 votes)
186 votes total Vote Now