One simple fact going against the Atlanta Falcons is that quarterback Matt Ryan, regardless of another simple fact, that the Falcons have an offensive line in shambles, borders on untouchable.
Ex-Bear Gabe Carimi has started three games for the Atlanta Falcons. One at left tackle, one at tight end and most recently, one at right tackle.
A banged-up offensive line. A rich quarterback with one career playoff win. An elite wideout tandem. An inability to finish strong the last two weeks.
The last time the Bears saw the San Francisco 49ers, back in November 2012, they were effectively the Washington Generals to the 49ers Harlem Globetrotters.
Confidence is not only a good thing; it is an indispensable component of success in more than just the NFL.