LAKE FOREST — Whether they were in the versatile passing attack or the run game that worked when it needed to, the Chicago Bears unveiled an impressive array of weapons on offense Sunday, and it netted them a 30-12 win over Atlanta.

LAKE FOREST — Whether they were in the versatile passing attack or the run game that worked when it needed to, the Chicago Bears unveiled an impressive array of weapons on offense Sunday, and it netted them a 30-12 win over Atlanta.

Now that they know what they have, the Bears expect to keep up the pace they set with the dominant Week 1 performance.

Their next test comes Sunday in New Orleans.

“We just want to be consistent. We set the standard really high this week, and we just can’t back down from that,” wideout Roy Williams said. “We’re a good group on offense. We all bring a little something different to the table, and I think that’s what makes us dynamic.”

Quarterback Jay Cutler had 312 yards through the air with two TDs and a 107.8 rating; halfback Matt Forte rushed for 68 yards and had 90 yards receiving, including a 56-yard screen-pass-turned-long-touchdown; nine different players were targeted in the passing game, with eight of them coming down with a reception; even the tight ends had four catches, including Matt Spaeth’s 1-yard touchdown grab.

“That was just what we expected from this offense. It may not have been what the rest of the world expected, but it was just what we expected,” said Spaeth, who had his first two catches as a Bear. “There’s just a lot of ways this offense can hurt you.

“And when you talk about Matt Forte, he’s just been amazing. I mean, I saw it in preseason, but that guy can do it all out there.”

Forte’s 56-yard TD reception late in the first quarter gave the Bears a lead they would never surrender. They never gave it up in large part because of the effort of Forte. He averaged 4.3 yards per carry and also had an 18-yards-per-catch average in the passing game.

He finished with five receptions, while the entire wide receiving corps of the Bears finished with 13. Still, the wideouts (led by Williams’ four-catch, 55-yard performance) proved to be as deep a crew as was advertised throughout the preseason.

“We talked about it during training camp, about not really having a No. 1 guy, and in this offense you don’t really need one,” Cutler said. “It’s going to be by committee and everybody’s going to get to touch the ball. Those guys are ready, and they know their number could be called at any time.”

Offensive coordinator Mike Martz has still not unleashed a large portion of his playbook; he never does that in the early weeks of the season. He did say he feels comfortable enough to let Cutler and the offense loose a little more this week as they go up against the high-risk, high-reward defense of New Orleans. Cutler’s looking forward to it.

“If you’re going to do that kind of stuff, you’re rolling the dice on offenses taking advantage of some of those creases,” Cutler said. “There’s definitely some looks out there when we’re going to have some shots.”

Reach Jay Taft at 815-987-1384 or jtaft@rrstar.com.