Falcons vs Bears, live stream 2017. Chicago Bears vs. Atlanta Falcons 2017: Inactive players for Bears in Week 1
Long’s absence means third-year center Hroniss Grasu will get the start while last year’s standout rookie Cody Whitehair slides over to guard. Take a minute and pat yourself on the back for making it through one of the most brutal off-seasons in team history. Now, it’s time to focus on the games that count and officially ring in the new season, and there’s no better way to do that than to beat the brakes off of the first team on the schedule—sorry, Patriots, you’re not invited to this party.
Chicago is facing a talented and powerful Falcons interior defensive line. Grasu will be tested early. That optimism could be short-lived however, as they’ll have to face the defending NFC champions in their very first game of the season. The Falcons are loaded for bear with countless weapons, and they’ll undoubtedly be looking to put last season’s disappointment behind them.
Starting cornerback Prince Amukamara will miss Week 1 with an ankle injury, the same injury that was initially described as day-to-day by coach John Fox. After losing Alshon Jeffery to free agency and Cameron Meredith to a torn ACL, the Bears’ receiver corps has been left with a decided lack of star power, but if the Bears play their cards right, they could turn that to their advantage.