Bears Fall to Falcons in Thriller

Katelyn GrabarekSenior Analyst IOctober 12, 2008

The Bears came from behind yet again behind the right arm of Kyle Orton Sunday, but fell just short of claiming the victory.

Just 11 seconds short, in fact. That's all it took for the Falcons to score a field goal and beat the Bears 22-20.

Orton drove the Bears down the field late in the game to score what looked like the game winning touchdown with only 11 seconds left in the game.

Orton completed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Rashid Davis to give the Bears a 20-19 lead.

The Falcons' rookie quarterback, Matt Ryan, looked spectacular again in the game. 

Ryan topped off the Falcons' win with a 26-yard pass to Michael Jenkins with less than 11 seconds left in regulation to get the Falcons within field goal range.

Jason Elam sealed the Bears' fate by making a 48-yard field goal with one second remaining to give the Falcons the win.

Next week the Bears (3-3) will host the Vikings (3-3) in a battle of division leaders, before the bye week.