New England Patriots
There must be some serious soul-searching by the Bears on their bye week.
The 38 points Chicago allowed in the first half set a franchise record for futility.
‘We’re not paid to play,” Marc Trestman says. “We’re paid to win.”
Lamarr Houston is set to have an MRI on his knee, while Matt Slauson left with his right arm in a sling.
Chicago’s issues span personnel, coaching and the players.
No, you can’t make these things up.
Tom Brady threw five touchdown passes, and the Patriots dominated throughout.
Michael Ola will start in place of Jordan Mills at right tackle.
Heading into Foxboro, the Bears’ season has reached a tipping point.
Chicago faces New England on the road Sunday at noon.
“You’ve got to take that frustration and use it as fuel,” Brandon Marshall says.
Also, Jon Bostic is doubtful, and Jordan Mills is questionable.
Chicago needs to find a way to disrupt the rhythm of New England’s passing game.
New England is an NFL-best 40-9 in October since 2003.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s recent play shows he’s once again a coverage mismatch.
Chris Conte was a full participant, suggesting he’ll be ready to play Sunday.
The Patriots aren’t as dominant as they’ve been in the past, but they’re still a very dangerous team.
Bears safety Brock Vereen will face older brother Shane, a Patriots running back, this Sunday.
The Patriots and Jets are headed in opposite directions.
These divisional rivals are going in opposite directions.