Ouch, my balls.
Not a whole lot to say without repeating everything you've read/heard. the Bears played strong and were able to hang in there but coughed up the game in the last 11 seconds with soft D and a severely depleated secondary.
Orton executed a beautiful 4th quarter drive hitting Rashied Davis for what should have been the game winning score with 11 seconds left. He's looked calm and efficient this entire season and has played well when it's mattered most (an intangible that is worth more than his stats). Forte was solid again, although he muff dived on the 1 to score a big TD late in the game. The D was solid through 3.5 quarters holding Turner to 54 yards and mostly holding the Falcons to field goals.
Did you see the game?
The bears 3rd string secondary is the easy scapegoat but Ryan made a perfect throw to Jenkins under pressure to set up the game winning field goal. We just haven't been able to hold a lead in the 4th quarter this entire season and this game is just salt in the wound. There are a lot of questions (Was there really 1 second left? Why the weak squib kick? Where was the coverage on the last play?) but we would have won the game on a great play (Davis) and we lost on a great play (Jenkins). Thus is football.
Tillman for playing hurt. Matt Ryan and Roddy White for taking advantage of our secondary and doing a pretty good Manning/Wayne impression. Orton for the late drive, Davis for the great catch. Hester for starting to look like a real WR. Forte for giving Ryan a run for the money in ROY voting.