It was a glorious and victorious Sunday afternoon

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Chicago Bears and this fan base. Not only did they clinch the NFC North White Danny Trevathan Jerseys , they did it with a 24-17 win over their division rival Green Bay Packers. To make matters even more sweet, they eliminated the Packers from playoff contention. With the help of the Minnesota Vikings, of course.All in all, things have broken exactly the way they needed to over the past few weeks. That is something Bears fans should be very thankful for. It was a “win and in” situation today, but they could have also clinched a playoff spot with a Washington Redskins or Vikings loss (FYI, they both won). It didn’t matter though, because of how these last few weeks played out (headlined by a signature win last Sunday night against the Los Angeles Rams), the Bears were able to close the book on the division.Not only did the Bears win, they had big performances from their top players. Which is a perfect segue into our game balls installment, Week 15 edition.QB Mitchell TrubiskyPhoto by Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesThis is a game that Trubisky absolutely needed. There’s really no other way around that. Especially coming off (arguably) the worst game of his NFL career against the Rams, last Sunday. Now, some may look at the box score and wonder why Trubisky is the week’s offensive game ball winner, but his stats didn’t tell the story of how well he played today. He finished the game 20/28 (71%) for 235 passing yards, two touchdowns, a (120.4) quarterback rating and 16 big rushing yards. Trubisky also became the first Bears quarterback to post four games of at least a (120) quarterback rating. That in it’s own, is pretty damn impressive.But, let’s get away from the numbers for a second. Trubisky outplayed Aaron Rodgers today. Again, if you look at the box score, that may not be overly apparent, but it happened and anyone who objectively watched the game, should be able to agree with this sentiment. Not only did the second-year quarterback have a bounce back game, he got back to what he’s been successful at for most of the year. He was much more accurate. On top of that, his pocket awareness was probably the best I’ve seen it, since his time at North Carolina. To top it all of, his effectiveness throwing the ball downfield after being flushed from the pocket was very Rodgers-like.Now, don’t get me wrong. Trubisky has been pretty good throwing on the run. The caveat being, that most of those types of plays were designed. On Sunday, he was able to anticipate pressure, escape from the pocket and keep his own downfield to make plays that would make even the biggest Trubisky hates, smile. Overall Danny Trevathan Jerseys 2019 , I’d argue that was the best game of his young career. That’s bold to say considering his performances in Week 4 and Week 10, but considering this: He faced a much better defense, with a lot more at stake and most importantly, wasn’t able to sit back with a clean pocket and pick poor secondaries apart. This was the most complete game of his career, even if the numbers didn’t quite show that. OLB Khalil MackPhoto by Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesThis is exactly why the Bears gave up multiple first round picks and made him the highest paid defensive player in the league.Mack was once again, unstoppable on Sunday. If his six tackles (two for losses), three quarterback hits didn’t prove that, his 2.5 sacks sure did. Words cannot describe what he has meant to this entire team through 14 games (two of which he missed).When Mack wasn’t getting to Rodgers, he was in coverage or making stops at the line of scrimmage against the run. It was one of those games where on almost every play, he was very noticeable.The bigger part of his performance? He now has 3.5 sacks, a pick-six and a forced fumble in two games against the Packers, since being traded back on September 1st. If there’s one thing the Bears have lacked over the past eight or so years, it’s players that have their best games against the biggest rival. To say the least, he’s been worth every penny and more.Honorable Mention: OLB Leonard Floyd Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesIf Mack was the best defensive player on the field, Floyd was a very close second. Now, let’s be clear here. Floyd started off the year slowly (likely due to a broken hand), but over the past 4-6 games, he has elevated his game to a level that most had expected.On Sunday, he had six tackles (two for losses), three quarterback hits and of course, two sacks.Now some may be looking at this stat line and be wondering “That seems awfully similar to Mack. Is that a typo?” and I would be lying if I didn’t wonder the same when examining the box score after the game. Even so, these numbers are correct and eerily similar to Mack. That alone speaks to just how well Floyd played today.On the season, Floyd may only have four total sacks, but his versatility and play against the run has been highly impressive. It’s also at a level we had not seen from him, prior to this year.There’s no telling what the future holds for Floyd when looking at his fifth-year option this coming off-season. One thing is for sure, though. His value jumped up a tick more, especially after what appears to be a season-ending injury to Aaron Lynch. Either way, Floyd is getting “hot” at the right time, as this team approaches the playoffs. On a defense full of stars and potential Pro Bowlers, Floyd is making a name for himself. Let’s hear from the fans!"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Library FalcFans Podcast on The FalcoholicContact The FalcoholicFalcons StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Falcons NewsYahoo Falcons Team PageYahoo Falcons ReportYahoo Falcons Depth ChartYahoo Falcons TransactionsYahoo Falcons PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕The Falcoholic’s Falcons Fan Spotlight: Mike KermodeNew White Nick Kwiatkoski Jerseys ,2commentsLet’s hear from the fans!EDTShareTweetShareShareThe Falcoholic’s Falcons Fan Spotlight: Mike KermodeGreetings, Falcoholics, I’m back with another edition of The Falcoholic’s “Fan Spotlight.” This segment highlights Atlanta Falcons fans from around the globe and shares how they became a fan of the team and their thoughts on the franchise.This week’s Fan Spotlight is on Mike Kermode. Mike’s an Atlanta Falcons fan living in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He currently manages a bar at a private club in Vancouver, and has ensured that Falcons games are on the TV’s whenever possible. He’s done some sports journalism in the past, as well as some teaching, but the one constant in recent years has been his love of the Dirty Birds. I asked Mike some questions on the state of the franchise and some of his more personal stories as an Atlanta Falcons fan. Let’s get started.How did you become an Atlanta Falcons fan? I originally became a Falcons fan when they drafted Michael Vick. I was never a huge college football fan, but one lazy (hungover) Saturday I decided to watch a game - Virginia Tech vs somebody - and it was the first time I had the privilege to watch Vick play. I had heard about him as he was making noise at the time, but I had never actually seen him play, or even any highlights. Needless to say, he wowed me. I had never seen such a dual threat at quarterback, and he must have had at least 10 amazing, jaw-dropping plays. Hook, line and sinker, I was now a massive Michael Vick fan. At that point I followed the NFL, but I wasn’t a HUGE fan, and didn’t really have a team. So, from that point on, I decided I was going to watch Vick play whenever possible, and my team was going to become whoever drafted him. Obviously after that season in 2001, and Atlanta was confirmed as the top pick, it was certain they were going to draft Vick. So, I kind of braced myself, did some research on the team in preparation of them becoming my boys. The rest, as they say, is history.Who is your favorite Atlanta Falcons player of all-time?Vick is obviously my favorite Falcon of all-time. When the whole dog-fighting thing came out, I was crushed. I always separated the player from the person, but it definitely changed my thoughts on him. Since then, there have been many memorable Falcons for me. Obviously Tony Gonzalez. His size and athleticism was mind-boggling Nick Kwiatkoski Jerseys 2019 , he was so dominant. Jamal Anderson, Roddy White, Kroy Biermann, Sean Weatherspoon were all great, memorable players for me. More recently, Julio Jones (the greatest WR on planet earth right now!), Matt Ryan and my new favourite, Keanu Neal. I love Neal because he is fast, tough and absolutely demolishes people!What is your favorite Atlanta Falcons memorabilia?I own three jerseys, Michael Vick, Matt Ryan and Keanu Neal. I have a Falcons hat and a toque (what others across the world call a ‘beenie’), but my favorite Falcons memorabilia is easily this Mexican Peso I got a street artist to cut and mold into the Falcons logo while I was in Playa Del Carmen in February. Hoping this will bring the boys some much needed good luck! (Should have bought it in 2017)Thoughts on the 2019 Offseason? As far as the outlook for this season, I was a little disappointed we weren’t bigger players in free agency, and feel the free agent linemen we signed this year are a little underwhelming. I don’t know a ton about either guy, but from what I’ve seen and read, meh. I am going to miss the hell out of kicker Matt Bryant. I understand the move though, and think Tavecchio will be just fine, and much cheaper. Tagging Grady Jarrett was necessary, and I’m confident we’ll be able to get a well-deserved long-term contract done sometime during the season.2019 Record Prediction/Outlook?Now that the schedule is out, I have predicted that Atlanta will finish 10-6, and make the playoffs as a Wild Card team. If we stay healthy, and add some valuable depth in the draft, I think we have a legit shot at going deep and hopefully redeeming our most recent Super Bowl performance!I appreciate Mike for sharing his thoughts on the Falcons and for being the focus of this week’s ‘Fan Spotlight’ article. If you’re interested in discussing Falcons’ football with Mike, you can find him on Twitter at @mikekermode, where he’s always down to chat with fellow Falcons fans. If you’d like to be considered for a future ‘Fan Spotlight’ or know of someone who deserves to be, let me know on Twitter where you can find me at @EvanBirchfield. Thanks for reading!

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