Falcons head coach Arthur Smith Praises Improved Bears: ‘Hell of a Job’

The Atlanta Falcons are facing a challenging scenario as they head into the final two weeks of the NFL season. Despite a 29-10 win over the Indianapolis Colts in their last game, the Falcons are 3-3 in their last six matchups, which featured five opponents with records below .500 at the time of the games. Now, they are set to face the Chicago Bears (6-9) in a crucial Week 17 matchup at Soldier Field.

For the Falcons (7-8), winning the remaining games is essential if they hope to catch up with the division-leading Tampa Bay Buccaneers and contend for the NFC South title. The Bears, led by dynamic quarterback Justin Fields and a strong rushing attack, present a formidable challenge for the Falcons.

Falcons head coach Arthur Smith acknowledges the Bears’ impressive rushing attack, emphasizing their designed quarterback runs and play extension as key factors. He recognizes the effectiveness of the Bears’ offense, especially when the game is close, as Fields has shown the ability to make significant plays.

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Additionally, Smith highlights the elite talent on the Bears’ defense, which might be overlooked by casual fans. The Bears currently boast the league’s best defense in terms of fewest rushing yards allowed per game (80.7). Smith acknowledges the investments the Bears have made in their defense, with younger players in the secondary performing well and the addition of Montez Sweat contributing to their success. Defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus is credited for doing an excellent job with the Bears’ defensive unit.

The Falcons understand the significance of this matchup against the Bears, as it could impact their playoff hopes and quest for the NFC South title. The game is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.

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