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Sports Nick Foles sparks Chicago Bears to fourth-quarter comeback as Atlanta Falcons collapse late again

01:31  28 september  2020
01:31  28 september  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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ATLANTA -- The Falcons suffered their second straight fourth - quarter collapse after leading by two touchdowns, this time to backup quarterback Nick Foles replaced Mitchell Trubisky and threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter for the Bears , who improved to 3-0 for the first time since

NBC Sports Chicago 's Adam Hoge believes Nick Foles is "inches ahead" of Mitchell Trubisky in a "tight" Bears quarterback competition. Foles , meanwhile, has yet to take many chances and show much desire to challenge downfield, but was "generally accurate" in Tuesday's session.

Benching starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky for Nick Foles proved to be the spark the Chicago Bears needed to orchestrate an ending that felt all-too-familiar for the Atlanta Falcons.

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Foles stepped in for Trubisky in the third quarter of Sunday's game and keyed a 20-point fourth-quarter comeback and 30-26 win for the Bears, who moved to 3-0.

Trailing by 16 in the fourth quarter, Foles threw for three touchdowns in the final seven minutes, including the go-ahead score on a 28-yard connection to wide receiver Anthony Miller. He finished with 188 yards on 16-of-29 passing.

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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan thew an interception to safety Tashaun Gipson with 1:06 remaining to seal the result. Atlanta saw a sizable fourth-quarter lead evaporate for the second consecutive week after falling 40-39 to the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday, allowing 16 points in the final five minutes.

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Legend of Nick Foles grows as he becomes highest-rated NFL playoff passer ever in Eagles’ win over Bears | Marcus Hayes. The defense gave up plays in the fourth quarter , but kept Chicago out of the end zone for three quarters. The Eagles bottled the run and forced Mitchell Trubisky to try to beat them.

Atlanta Falcons . So Nick Foles and the Eagles are doing the whole underdog thing again , huh? Foles didn’t have a great game against the Bears First, the Eagles needed a touchdown drive led by Nick Foles in the final minutes of the fourth quarter against the No. 1 scoring defense in the NFL.

a close up of a person holding a baseball bat: Anthony Miller #17 celebrates his touchdown with Nick Foles #9 of the Chicago Bears in the fourth quarter of an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. © Todd Kirkland, Getty Images Anthony Miller #17 celebrates his touchdown with Nick Foles #9 of the Chicago Bears in the fourth quarter of an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Falcons became the first team in NFL history lose back-to-back games in which it led by 15 or more points in the final period, according to STATS.

“These last two weeks have been nothing short of crushing,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said after the game.

Bears coach Matt Nagy would not commit to a decision after the game on who would be the starting quarterback next week.

“We just want to enjoy the win tonight," Nagy said.

Trubisky was pulled after throwing an interception to Falcons cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson. Foles, who was acquired via trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars in the offseason but was unable to unseat Trubisky for the starting role, threw an interception on his first drive in the game. The play was initially ruled a touchdown to wide receiver Allen Robinson but was overturned on review.

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The Falcons , of course, did not score a touchdown, and a Philadelphia folk hero was born . After another late -year injury to Wentz in 2018, Foles saved Philadelphia’s season again , leading an And so here’s what became of Nick Foles : On Monday afternoon, as had been expected and reported for

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Foles had another scoring strike negated when officials ruled that a fourth-down pass to Miller in the fourth quarter hit the ground.

Trubisky completed 13 of 22 passes for 128 yards with one touchdown and the interception.

The comeback was the second of the Bears' early campaign after Chicago rallied from a 16-point deficit to defeat the Detroit Lions in Week 1.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Follow Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz on Twitter @MikeMSchwartz.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Nick Foles sparks Chicago Bears to fourth-quarter comeback as Atlanta Falcons collapse late again


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